Monday, 9 March 2015

Dig season is coming

Preparations are now well under way for this summer's dig. Supervisors are in place, tools are being sourced, and registrations are coming in fast! If you would like to join us this summer, do get in contact with for more information.

A couple of us took a trip out to site at the end of February, partly to see the condition of the trench and our new information board(!), and also to say farewell to two individuals who have really helped with the smooth-running of the dig: Peter and Lizzie, who managed the front of house at the Fleur de Lys pub, are moving away from Dorchester to be closer to their family. We will miss them deeply, and are so grateful for all they have done for us in the last few years, from pulling pints, serving up the pub's excellent food, letting us charge our phones, to passing on details of the dig to interested pub-goers.

We also wish to thank John Metcalfe as he retires from his position as Keeper of the Abbey Museum. He has tirelessly supported the project, not only creating the wonderful exhibition in the museum, but he could also be found in the trench with us every summer, putting many of the undergraduates to shame with his energy and enthusiasm.