The rammed earth floor in the Saxon longhall has stood up to wear incredibly well but in one place two unsightly indented lines developed on the borders between batches of […]
The first layers of stone tiles are added to the Roman porch. They are real ones salvaged from the excavation of a Roman villa in Somerset.
After the swallows have departed, the Saxon longhall has now been taken over by a pair of Robins, who closely supervise the work going on and this week seranaded us […]
Very sad news that Professor John Coles passed away on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. John was a pioneer in some many aspects of archaeology from wetlands, to experimental […]
The first visitor to the outdoor ‘History of Ladders‘ exhibition is completely amazed. ‘I just couldn’t believe it’ said Mr Milton of Bridgwater, ‘how do I get my money back?’ […]
This week the weather was favourable and the Hands on Heritage workforce achieved great progress once again towards the goals of the (secret) 5 year plan. Tesserae production for the […]
In the second week since returning from lockdown, seering temperatures made life difficult but lots was achieved. A Saxon tent, hundreds of tesserae, fixing the antefixes, carvings, weed destruction and […]
There are some great depcitions of animals in Roman mosaics.
Within the mosaic floor of the Roman building, there are a series of five roundels, based on the design of the nearby Hurcot mosaic. These would often be filled with […]
As its National Volunteer Week here in the UK, here is a slideshow of the wonderful Hands on Heritage and Lost Island Detective volunteers in action. Nothing would have been […]