We have officially reached the end of our digging season for this year. We dug all the modern layers we could by the Abbey and now we need to put everything back! We covered the trench in geo-textile to protect the base before returning all the rocks we had dug out. We then had some much appreciated help from Gordon, the works manager, who helped us lift and transport our 60 tonne-bags of dirt and dump them back into the trench. We finished re-turfing the trench this morning, and our excavation is officially over. We plan to reward ourselves sufficiently with ice cream and cake!
We also had a wonderful turnout for our talk in the village hall on Friday, with over 60 people attending! We would like to say a huge thank you to all who came and listened to the update from this year’s excavation and to an interesting talk about the earliest portrait of St. Columba by team member Peter Yeoman.
We would like to thank everyone who came to visit us and ask questions about the dig!