Third site clearance day photos

The South Downs Conservation Volunteers were back on site on the 21st of last month to finish the clearance of the Newmarket Farm Site – invited by the Castle Hill nature reserve managers. I was so busy planning and studying in preparation for last Sunday’s dig, I have only just downloaded the photos from my camera. I didn’t take many, but here they are at last!

East side of Newmarket Farm, clearing prunus scrub

East side of Newmarket Farm, looking south. Clearing prunus scrub.

WW2 shell crater revealed during clearance.

WW2 shell crater revealed during clearance.

SE corner of site looking N along bulldozed rubble wall

SE corner of site looking N along bulldozed rubble mound.

SE corner of site looking N along bulldozed rubble mound.

SE corner of site looking NNW along bulldozed rubble mound, showing small section of partially excavated garden wall.

Lime mortar stalactite

6o years of rain has created a stalactite from the lime mortar in a demolished block of masonry.

NE corner of site, burning cut scrub

NE corner of site, burning cut scrub.

The site now looks very different from when we started – perhaps I should do a before and after page. However, as soon as it gets warmer it will all start growing back again very quickly!

 

 

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