Return of the Axes

Hands on Heritage team returns to the Avalon Marshes

For the first time in 2015 the Hands on Heritage returned to continue the tireless efforts towards the reproduction elements of this project. A wonderfully dry day to come back too, there were many different activities taking place including work on the reproduction Meare Heath track, canoes and planning for the Romano building. Going to be a great year at the Avalon Marshes Centre.

 

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The replica Roman building base keeping dry for the hypocaust build.

 

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Pedalis (tiles) for the hypocaust ready to be to create pilea stacks.

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Furnace entrance

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Foundations, (well the beginning of), for the Anglo Saxon hall

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Not quite a Roman building site.

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Meare Heath track planks drying in the sun.

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More drying

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Wouldn’t be Hands on Heritage without a bit of axe art.

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Preparing the posts.

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Lovely warmth in the roundhouse

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Making an outrigger for the beech canoe.

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Time to pull out the 1st oak canoe

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Needs bailing out first.

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We get a lot of interest from a variety of audiences about our Hands on Heritage Wednesday activities.

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Chocs away

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Looking good

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Richard oversees the work.

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See how much has been bailed out by the change of position in the water.

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Outrigger success.

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The Bulleid and Gray Hut to be open for the HoH Behind the scenes tours.

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Everyone hard at work

 

2 responses to “Return of the Axes

  1. Hi Tanya,Was in the centre yesterday and I will be doing a general update for March edition Polden Post.I would like to include picture of the furnace entrance, tiles pic and Meare Heath track planks drying in the sun as part of the piece, so if possible can you let me have jpg@s of those please.ALSO – do you need more volunteers for this project … Kevin?? if yes – details of what they might be asked to do – or where can they find these would be good.Sorry I missed you.Am only going to be around via the ether until mid March – but should be back on track after that!!Kevin – you can put me down as having spent 2 hrs ‘volunteering’ this month – call it helping with publicity through community newspaper??Pam EarnshawPolden Post From: Avalon Marshes Hands on Heritage To: pamjimearnshaw@yahoo.co.uk Sent: Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 13:27 Subject: [New post] Return of the Axes #yiv4986843136 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv4986843136 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv4986843136 a.yiv4986843136primaryactionlink:link, #yiv4986843136 a.yiv4986843136primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv4986843136 a.yiv4986843136primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv4986843136 a.yiv4986843136primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv4986843136 WordPress.com | tanyacamberwell posted: “Hands on Heritage team returns to the Avalon MarshesFor the first time in 2015 the Hands on Heritage returned to continue the tireless efforts towards the reproduction elements of this project. A wonderfully dry day to come back too, there were many dif” | |

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