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Third site clearance day photos

The South Downs Conservation Volunteers were back on site on the 21st of last month to finish the clearance of the Newmarket Farm Site – invited by the Castle Hill nature reserve managers. I was so busy planning and studying in preparation for last Sunday’s dig, I have only just downloaded the photos from my […]

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Snow Postpones Dig

Our first volunteer dig day was planned for tomorrow, however there was a small snow blizzard yesterday evening, some sleet this morning, and more snow and freezing temperatures forecast for this coming night. Newmarket Hill is the highest hill in the area so it might not be a nice place to be on Friday. Therefore […]

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Nearly ready!

The planning of my first ever archaeological dig has taken me far longer than I – er – planned! The good news is that I am feeling pretty optimistic that by next Friday the last few bits and pieces will all be in place – or will be very shortly. So I thought I would […]

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Site Clearance (just about!) Completed

A belated thank you to all the volunteers who came out in some very cold weather to help complete the clearance of the site. Just as important was the clearance of brambles and scrub to provide easier access for visitors and volunteers to the site from the main body of the nature reserve. Malcolm Emery, […]