Get set, go….

Good luck with the finds!

Archaeology National Trust SW

Day One of the dig on the beach at Burton Bradstock,  starts cloudy but dry and the NT working holiday gang arrive ready to go and full of beans. The day was spent de- turfing the marked out trench and the face of the small cliff, and then cleaning back (towelling off an inch or so of topsoil) the first layer.

The walls and brick fireplace eroding from the cliff
The walls and brick fireplace eroding from the cliff

We have already found quite a mixture of finds, including some local earthenware pottery from the late 18th century as well as finer china also from the same period. There are also many finds from more recent history on the site, silver foil ice cream wrappers, 1980s ring pulls from cans, and £1.30 in new money! we will put it towards our end of dig cream tea. Talking of cream teas we started with one today courtesy of our lovely ranger Sarah…

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