Twentieth Dig Day – Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Family visit - digging the toilet site!

Family visit – digging the toilet site!

Wednesday we had a visit by my cousin’s family – aged from 11 to 94 – all of whom wanted to visit the dig.

My father, cousin and his children

My father, cousin and his children.

Five minutes digging by the 3 children – under the strict supervision of their Dad and myself – quickly became two hours as soon as they started to find:

  • Doorstep to outside toilet

    Doorstep to outside toilet

    a very substantial stone door step;

  • Brick edged stone floor of outside toilet

    Brick edged stone floor of outside toilet.

    as well as a most magnificent decorative brick edged stone flagged floor, which they also did a pretty good job at cleaning up.

West side of outside toilet

West side of outside toilet.

Considering it was just the outside toilet, for the use of farm labourers and their families, it was amazingly posh – perhaps even more so than the terracotta tiled floor of the 19th century scullery or wash-house!

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