More carvings are underway for the Saxon longhall, based on manuscript images. To inspire quick work, a gallows has been erected against the Roman building to punish laggards. It will […]
In honour of the 50 years of Monty Python silliness, and of one of the best films ever made. Thanks to Richard Barwell for the painting. Needless to say, he […]
Stringent new rules have been introduced for lunch breaks on the Viking boat. One volunteer (name witheld) said, ‘its health and safety gone mad. I blame Brussels… and leeks’. The […]
Work is going well with the trestle tables for the Saxon hall and other bits of woodworking jobs, such as a new closure device for the ‘Westminster’ door. Meanwhile planning […]
The open day with Vikings was a great success with around 600 people attending.
A big push was made to tidy up the site for the July open day. The longhall was fitted out with the new furniture and the ceiling in the Roman […]
The World’s smallest cinema will open to the public for one day only on the 21st of July during the Viking day. The Bulleid and Gray cinema will show a […]
We are experimenting with a hypocaust system in our Roman dining room. We have 8 flues which take hot air from under the floor, up the wall and out under […]
Trials have begun on making tesserae for the mosaic floor in the Roman building. Stone (recycled from a Roman building) and tile are cut into rods by a tile cutter […]
The gable end of the Roman building was smeared pink from the red ochre lines by a tarpaulin was supposedly protecting it from red paint. Now re-limewashed, back to white.