Wednesday 8 July 2015

Binchester 2015: Day 28

No news from Trench 1 today- it has been a while since we have had any message from them and we fear they may all have drowned. Tomorrow we will send a small search party equipped with galoshes, mackintosh squares and Kendal mint cake to round up survivors.

Meanwhile in Trench 2, we have received despatches from Lieut. Jamie "If  you a better 'ole" Armstrong...

"In Trench 2 we started well up in numbers, despite the rain falling from the beginning. However, after tea many decided to call it a day given the rather gloomy outlook. Ironically it improved, and those who stuck with it messaged to make a little progress. Most significantly Jacqui and Graham found a possible wall to the west of the bathhouse, although its a little early to be sure: tomorrow will make this clearer. In our large sondage against the bathhouse we made steady progress, and Steven found the step foundation for the wall to the south. A very nice piece of copper was found in the same area by Alan, which exhibits holes for stitching and must have been attached to some leather. The rest of the day was filled with a visit from a school group, and also a guided tour of the bathhouse for some of the volunteers."

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