The Lazerton Church dig diary – Radio Solent

A little radio piece on Radio Solent you may be interested to listen to…

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The Lazerton Church dig diary – Postscript

The day after the dig ended it poured with rain, leaving me very relieved that we had finished everything the day before. I am still puzzled why our huge southern ditch/quarry, the base of which is over 1.5m lower that the water level in the nearby River (trickle) Iwerne, doesn’t fill with water – we […]

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The Lazerton Church dig diary – Saturday 25th July

Last day and lots still to do. Cally continued with the grave in the centre of the church and revealed the legs – what was exposed was cleaned and planned but not removed as the rest of the skeleton lies under the unexcavated areas. Much speculation about who this could be… Drawing the long section […]

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The Lazerton Church dig diary – Friday 24th July

The weather forecast for today was awful and proved to be accurate. Not what we wanted right at the end of the dig and with a lot to do. As more work was required on the burials outside the church to both north and south we put up two pop-up gazebos over these areas and […]

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The Lazerton Church dig diary – Thursday 23rd July 2015

We were glad the weather was good today as Steve Shearn, a friend of mine and professional cameraman turned up and took some lovely aerial shots of the site using one of his drones. It’s always good to have a view from above and the ditches that surround the church show up amazingly well as […]

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The Lazerton Church dig diary 2015 – Wednesday 22nd July

Another day when we have come to grips with some the sites puzzles. We were also interviewed by Steve Harris from Radio Solent and had a visit from the East Dorset Heritage Trust. The recording of the ‘southern ditch’ continues and the northern ditch, like most features on site, just gets less straightforward. The simple […]

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