August…phew its nearly over…

What a busy month it has been! I’ve hardly had time to eat and sleep let alone keep up to date with the blog. August has always been a busy month archaeology wise over my years in the profession, and this year has not been a disappoinment at all. Since the beginning of the month we’ve run several activities including the day out with the Little Acorns, the second edition of the Ironbridge Archaeology Seminar Series with Dr Ian West’s talk on technology in the country house, which had so many people attend we nearly ran out of chairs. Volunteer Wednesdays have started up again after a short break whilst I was away, so the ongoing task of recording tile moulds has now reached the total of 300, although there is still a VERY long way to go. Finally we finished off the moth with the second Ironbridge Archaeology Workshop on Archiving and Conservation, which was very kindly run by Peter Alexander, freelance heritage consultant and ex-collections manager from Denbighshire County Museum Service.

On top of all that I’ve now started my 10-week work placement with Peter Reavill from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, worked on a watching brief project down in Jackfield and prepared for our volunteer excavation in Madeley which starts next week. After all that I’m absolutely exhausted….but ready and excited to see what next month brings.


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