April 30 Day – Day 4

datePosted on 18:11, April 30th, 2017

April 30 – Day Four

The writer must apologise for the lack of written updates since Day One. His (inadequate) excuses include the unexpected number of participants in the dig (130 versus the – what we felt would be challenging – target of 100), the level of media interest (features on Solent Radio, visits to site for filming by ITV and That’s Solent TV), and of course the totally amazing and  unexpected outcomes  of the dig itself. The complexity of what was revealed had the writer and John Crook’s pcs working overtime – the understanding aided by such experienced archeologists visiting the site with much valuable background from the time of the abbey excavations. Hyde900 would like to thank in particular s Steve Teague (of Oxford Archaeology)  and Paul McCulloch, Regional Manager, Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd, both local Winchester residents,  for their insights and comments. A full press release will be issued at 12.00 on May  1.

In the absence of the scribes efforts Hyde900 Associate Dave Stewart has uploaded video clips and the occasional photo which charted the ups and downs of the dig, including these photos and videos of the final day of the dig, giving some indication of what was to be the conclusion of an eventful 4 days. More later.

Stuart Rippon talks to John Crook about what has been found in trench 3:

 

Steve Taylor gives two of the dig participants and update of what has been found in trench 6:

 

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Richard Jones, ITN Meridian news journalist, filming proceedings at a crowded Dig Open Day

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