This week some experimental wood steaming took place, using a Viking method for steaming ship planks. We were trying to form part of a curving door frame to replicate the […]
A recent sunset at the Mump.
The experimental hypocaust had problems with strong wind blowing down the exit flues. Metal plates have been made to act as baffles and can also be used to close a […]
Mike has done a superb job of carving a portable cross for the Saxon longhall, based on designs from Anglo-Saxon stone cross fragments in Somerset. It will sit proudly on […]
Christmas was party time in the Saxon longhall, celebrating another great year of achievement by the volunteers.
A new study of 130 Iron Age bodies from 5 sites in Somerset has been undertaken by Cardiff University, revealing the mysterious ways in which human remains were treated. It […]
Visitors to the reconstruction buildings are rightly amazed about what the volunteers have achieved. This week there were teams mass producing benches for the longhall, carving decorative chairs for the […]
A local dog walker found a human skull in the Sowy River in 2017 and the Police dated the remains to the middle Iron Age. Further work by SWHT has […]
Benches, chairs and doors were the theme of the day in the Saxon hall, while in the Roman building it was frescos and boarding. The recent morning mists on the […]
The hunting fresco image suffered from a patch of mold so had to be redone. The last thin plaster layer was removed and a new layer applied, but only in […]