Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Here we are, here we are, here we are again

Dear Readers (If there are any left out there)

The lack of posts does not reflect lack of activity on behalf of the Plugstreet Project team! Since last posting we have been busy working towards a 2008 digging season in Belgium and securing a second tranche of works on the Anzac 3 Div training trenches on Salisbury Plain.

In addition we have been finalising further reports, including one for the annual round up of archaeology in Wallonia. Last year we published our research objectives in "Cahiers de l'Urbanisme" so it was nice to be able to report our first years findings in an interim for the Belgian archaeological community.

At the end of the month we will be undertaking a recce to Belgium to secure the permissions for this year's work and look set to be over there in August.

In the meantime our friends from Bristol University, including Project member Nick Saunders, have agreed to come down and work with us on Salisbury Plain to excavate further sections of the Australian training trenches. As discussed in earlier posts these were part dug and used by 3 Div in preparation for the Messines battle and include a defendeed mine crater, similar to but smaller than the one we worked beside at Ultimo Crater last year.

The team will be here 2nd to 6th June, so watch this space for regular dig updates during that period.