Well 2011 has started with lots of action and excitement, following a rather subdued festive break as both Kate and I were flu-ridden over the holiday period. As well as work on existing projects, field investigation has begun on a former mining site in Shropshire which potentially contains remains of an early wooden railway.
Despite suffering from post-flu sniffles, Kate has been out surveying for the last couple of days (seen here in action with assistance from Moss). The site is covered with a complex series of mining remains, including trackways and ponds as well as the usual pits and mounds. Field evaluation will follow this survey phase, once areas of archaeological potential have been identified.
Meanwhile I am continuing to work on several smaller projects, getting various things out of the way before an extended bout of field investigation in Cambridgeshire later this month. We are also looking for a new office - and requests for lectures and teaching are now lining up once again. On 26th January I shall be speaking to the Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum about the work we did last year at Hinkshay.
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