|children from St. Joseph's Primary come to visit the site|
|When you go down to the woods today! One local chap lent us his bear suit to take some novel shots!|
The excavation took place in the last week of October and we had over 30 Volunteers - as Volunteer coordinator, scheduling them in so we had no more than 12 per day was tricky! It was the one dig I've been on where 99% of the Volunteers attended when they said they would! We had a real mix of people - 3 generations of one family, retired folk, health professionals who'd taken time off, school children...the lot. What a great bunch of volunteers - and they were so enthusiastic that they kept working hard even when we weren't finding much in the way of medieval castle remains! Star find for me was Richard's Spindle Whorl - found at the base of the Motte.
|Wildlife ecologist and archaeological volunteer Richard with his spindle whorl - evidence for a textile industry in Selkirk before the big mills.|
|Me giving a site tour|