Our final school visit today was a very special one, with a small band of pupils from Southern Cross School. They asked intelligent questions, thought logically about the site, and helped reconstruct a clay pipe during their hands-on finds washing. It was a most enjoyable visit!
The Southern Cross School boys wash, analyse and re-fit finds!
We thought yesterday was our last day of digging but Nick (the Site Manager, and a PhD student at the University) was let loose with a cement drill today, to try and work out the sequence of construction between the lake and the paddling pool. Everyone else stood well back and admired both his stamina and skill: the final section looked as if it had been cut with a trowel!
Nick Overton, Site Manager (and PhD student, University of Manchester) surveys his handiwork!