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Viewing swaag.org website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA
SWAAG News Archive
  News Archive
Day Fourteen: backfilling and returfing
Lots of people, both volunteers and members, turned up today for a massive team effort to get the soil and turf replaced on what feels like a huge area of excavation. With the help of "Big Willy" and his amazing JCB, we collectively shifted several tons of soil and barrowed it back onto the site where it was raked level in preparation for re-turfing. By close of play we had most of the soil and about half the turf back in place, with some more to finish off tomorrow. One eagle-eyed volunteer even managed to find a piece of pot.
In spite of Met office weather warnings of thundery downpours the weather stayed fine and although the work was arduous, everyone was still smiling. What an amazing bunch of people the volunteers are, by the way; unfailingly cheerful, enthusiastic and tremendously hard working. Hopefully after this experience, some may decide to join us as SWAAG members!
 
Backfilling on The Hagg today Tommy and Big Willy take some time out
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Philip and Tony making an early start on the 2018 excavation Flora: maker of tea, provider of flapjack, expert JCB driver
News Record: 19     Updated: 19-07-2017 16:47:03