Thursday, 11 July 2013

Free Tours, and a site update.

This afternoon Emma Hancox (manager of the HER and Advisory sections at Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service) will be leading free walking tours of historic Bromsgrove. Tours will leave from the site of the dig at 13:00,15:00 and 17:45 today. It'll be a great chance to find out more about the (often hidden!) historic character of the town. No booking required, just turn up at the site!

End of Day 2, with some intriguing features appearing!

On site, the cleaning is revealing some really striking features, such as a very heavily burnt layer, visible as the black area in the centre of the photograph. Embedded in the top of the layer is an eclectic mix of household debris such as Bakelite fittings, plates and even some Lino, baked stiff by the heat of the fire! All this household debris suggests that the fire took place around the time of the building's demolition in 1951, but what we hope to find out is whether it occurred during demolition, or immediately before. Watch this space!

if you'd like to see all of our photographs in glorious high-resolution, including our 'Finds of the day', take a look at our Flickr page.

Rob Hedge

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