Thursday, 20 April 2017

Kisses in the Sky

My wife spotted these while we were in the garden so hd to get a photo

Two kisses for my love

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Dog's Des Rez

The Acorn

I took a photo of this and featured in Wordless Wednesday a while ago but on a recent visit to Cotswold Wildlife park  I noticed the plaque nearby. The sculpture of  the Acorn is by Joe Smith

Funny I did not notice the plaque last time

The Acorn is a tribute to John Heyworth who founded Cotswold Wildlife Park

Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Harry Not Hopalot

The Archaeological Dig

Behind the Fence was a blog I wrote last year on an archaeological dig that was happening in Cholsey. I show some of the finds found there. From time to time I revisited after to see what was happening. This was the information boar placed by the site on one occasion.

The Whole site was cleared back to the layer underneath the topsoil

Looking at the level it was about 18" down or nearly 500mm

This is a panoramic view of the site

The archaeologists working on site 

The place at times was quite busy

A new board was put up which made interesting reading
Pits were all around the site

This was the last shot I took of the site
So what did I learn from reading about it. Well there was an iron age settlement here which was extensively used but a previous family of small group of people could have even been a small village. When the Romans came they built a more substantial building or it may well have been a Briton who became wealthy enough with the Romans to afford the  luxury of a Roman type villa as they found hyper course tiles here. After the Romans left the place was left and deteriorated. The Saxons built the Village in another part of the area further down. Eventually the are became farmland and all trace disappeared until the housing was due to be build and the excavation found what you see here. The local archaeological society and schools have been on site helping at times though I still have to go back for some last photos.   The findings will be published and made public at a later date