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.
Erasmus said that one swallow does not bring a summer, but we had four small ones and two large ones nesting in the longhall and that seems to have done […]
The third longhall door is complete – a replica of the late Saxon door from Hadstock church in Essex, except with a different hinge pattern taken from a Late Anglo-Saxon […]
The third door of the longhall was offered up this week and the line of the hinges marked out for mounting. Meanwhile table trestles were being made and a mass […]
The Walrus was successfully brought down to earth this week when its wheels and sub frame was detached after the successful move. It has now attained its final resting place […]