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July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

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Calendar for July 2015

10

Fri

Make the walk way & clear site, prepare spoil shuttering

Site safety inspection and barriers put in place. Equipment collection

Special teams

11

Sat

Training programme then set out and start trench 1& 2

Training &digging

12

Sun

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

13

Mon

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

14

Tue

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

15

Wed

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

16

Thur

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

17

Fri

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

18

Sat

Training programme  Start trench 4

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

Training

Digging & sorting

19

Sun

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

20

Mon

North Yorks school holidays start

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

Young personsprog

Digging & sorting

21

Tue

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

Young personsprog

Digging & sorting

22

Wed

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

Young personsprog

Digging & sorting

23

Thur

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

Young personsprog

Digging & sorting

24

Fri

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

VIP and press day

Young personsprog

Digging & sorting

25

Sat

Site documentation

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

 Digging & sorting

26

Sun

Site excavation, sample storage and find processing

Dig ends to allow time to back fill.

 

27

Mon

Clear and restore site. Return equipment, pack finds

 

There will be concurrently various geophysics and other archaeological investigations under way.

Daily timings during the digging days

The digging will take place from 1100-1600 each day and the site will close at 1700.The living history camp will have separate timings and it is hoped that this will provide a facility for night-time site security, although there were no problems last year when the site was left secure but unguarded.

There will be a guided walk round the battlefield each Saturday & Sunday at 1600. It will start and finish at the living history camp. This walk is open to the public and volunteers.

Bad weather plan

The site is not exposed and protected by the tree canopy. Tents and shelters for the working areas, storage and administration will be provided. So it is not anticipated that the weather will have a significant impact on progress. However, the possibility of flooding cannot be excluded and this could lead to some delay or postponement. However the site will be closed to the public if the rain is cascading down to limit surface erosion.

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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