Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Standing To!

It's that time of year again.

We will be on site from Friday 31 to Thursday 6th August at St Yvon.

The main team will be looking for further evidence of the Australian fortification of the mine crater and of ground held following the Messines attack. In addition we hope to investigate the entrance to a German concrete shelter to see something of the architecture and stratigraphy of the acess to it from the trench.

While the main thrust of fieldwork will concentrate on the 33 Bn objectives from 7th June 1917, The Colonel will be leading a recce party to look at Hill 63 and carry out geophysical survey that we hope will inform work in coming years.

As ever we will be joined by our Belgian friends, including members of the Comines-Warneton Historical Society.

Not all the regulars will be with us in Belgium, we'll be missing James, Chass, Lesley, Birger and Jon, but we do say "Congratulations!" to Sylvia who isn't coming out on the paltry excuse that she is getting married!

We hope to be continuing with the blog while we are away. Watch this space.

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