A dramatic day in the Roman building when the ceiling in the ante room came to life as Anne and Dave added more colour to the design. Very striking but […]
A busy week saw lots of progress with furniture for the Saxon hall. The Viking style chairs are almost finished, the benches were having their final touches done by Marian […]
The latest steam bending experiment worked very well – steaming a piece of cherry in a pipe and using an array of clamps to hold it in shape in a […]
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 […]