Assembled are the advance party of Alex, Georgina, Mike, Christine & Paul at the farm in less than clement weather. They went off to the site & tried vainly to locate the previous datum point, which had disappeared. In the end they took a measure off the stile & remaining peg. Two trenches were then laid out & turf cut but not lifted. These were positioned in the hope that they avoided trench 3 from the 2010 dig (checking last years photos shows an overlap of approx 1 metre with the new trench closest to the fence). In the end the weather got the better of them and a discrete retreat was the order of the day.
Above photo by David M., those below by Alex.
Also attached are the reports from last year. Many thanks to the authors.