1st August 2015

With Tav. Alex came over later to help with hauling the bags out.

My turn to dig, Tav came down into the pot so that we could clear the larger rock debris from Wednesday’s effort. These were stacked in the pot to be shifted at a later date when there is a bigger team. I then set about bagging up the gravel and smaller rocks, any large rocks were added to the pile. At the end I filled 3 bags at a time then moved up into the pot loaded the skip for Tav to haul the bags out of the pot and shuttle them along to the entrance. This process was repeated until 40 bags had been filled and stacked in the entrance. It was then time to move back and clear the bags to the surface to be emptied. There is still plenty of spoil to be shifted from the dig. There appears to be some less compacted sediment at the base of the dig, a small bar was pushed in easily and waggled around. The also seems to be some phreatic development to the east at a lower level to Toil and Trouble, but it’s ‘early days’ and we will have to see how this progresses. Anyway it was getting late and we were missing pub time!

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist