Another impressive day of work by the Hands on Heritage volunteers, with woodworking, mural painting and mosaic laying. All powered purely by cake (thank you Martin) and good fellowship.
Progress on lots of fronts this week. Mosaic laying marches on in the Roman building, the Viking bed takes shape, the frames for the mural in the Saxon longhall are […]
Work is going well on the bed, replicating one found in the Oseberg ship burial in Norway. Mike is trying out the frame, with Kath and Alastair holding their carved […]
Another busy week with a final plaster skim being added in the longhall for the mural (Alfred vs the Vikings), which is beginning to be sketched out, based on the […]
The stone tile roofing of the porch of the Roman building has finally been completed and looks fabulous. Its made from two different shades of limestone (blue and cream colour) […]
For the site tours at the weekend the longhall was cleared out and the ‘Saxon’ furniture was placed inside. Keen followers of the blog may remember that two of the […]
Despite the searing heat, volunteer work continued as an undercover operation this week, with work on mosaic experiments, timber preparation for a Viking bed, recutting of the large rotary quern […]
As winter approached, the Viking trading ship, ‘The Walrus‘, was looking quite dried out after a long summer. A touch of linseed oil worked wonders. Elsewhere the top floor coat […]
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 […]
The open day with Vikings was a great success with around 600 people attending.