Tag Archives: excavation

Looking into a test pit

We’ve had a poem sent to us that celebrates the joys of digging test pits! Many thanks to our anonymous contributor: Looking into a test pit Looking into a test pit, almost square Searching intently but there’s nothing there Next … Continue reading

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Special finds from Cobham Big Dig 2017

Medallion – Band for Hope     The Band of Hope was first proposed by Rev. Jabez Tunnicliff, who was a Baptist Minister in Leeds, following the death in June 1847 of a young man whose life was cut short by … Continue reading

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Fort Amherst dig October 2017

We are starting work at Fort Amherst this week, running through to Saturday the 14th and then from Monday 16th to Saturday 21stOctober. Please go straight to Fort Amherst for a 10am start. There is plenty of parking on site, through a locked gate that we … Continue reading

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The Lost Reservoir of Cobham

Over the weekend some of the team were digging in the field next to the Leather Bottle. Very quickly they hit brick and uncovered the existence of a Victorian reservoir lost to the collective memory of the village. In front … Continue reading

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Mascot in residence

Here’s the mascot (Frankie) on site today – and at the school evidence was uncovered suggesting the presence of an earlier mascot:

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