Monday, 14 October 2013

Monday - all done and dusted..

From early Thursday morning Tommy and Paddy started to return the trench back to a car park and filled it up with truckloads of gravel. The tar was laid over the weekend and site huts and fences removed first thing this morning, before it was handed back to DRD.

Thank you to everyone who visited and volunteered - the archaeology was fabulous but the warm welcome and interest the people of Derry took in the site and the team was fantastic and what we will remember most about our five weeks in the car park. All being well, it won't be too long before we're back again...
The trench almost fully back-filled
The tool shed being collected
the site back to how it was - just waiting on some white lines...

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The last day

Today was officially the last day. We finished the final recording and laid down terram so the site is ready for backfilling tomorrow morning. We were also visited by Dr Brian Lacey - the man who came to Derry to dig this site some 39 years ago and author of Siege city: the story of Derry and Londonderry [the site bible...].

Brian Lacey, Paul Logue (NIEA) & Emily [posing for the Derry Journal photographer..]

The team! 
laying down the terram before the backfilling starts tomorrow morning