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Buckler's Hard - Day 9

Another beautiful day at Buckler's Hard and an ideal spot to dig right by the busy river. Today we were visited by the former harbourmaster Bill Grindley who can remember many of the WWII buildings on the site and also what happened to the site in the post-war years. We even realised that we had found his initials in the concrete where they had extended the top of the slipway after the war.

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Excavations in Trench 1 are now drawing to a close in preparation for recording it tomorrow.

589 Here the extent of the planking has been exposed and cleaned up

However there is still plenty of digging to be done in Trench 2 and around the slipway before the dig comes to an end.

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We are also starting to record and catalogue all the finds we have discovered - no small task!

This is a Festival of British Archaeology Event funded by the New Forest Park Authority as part of their World War II Remembers Project. To find out how you can visit the dig, read our event webpages http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/beaulieu-estate/new-forest-national-park.

Keep checking this events blog to find out what we discover over the Festival of British Archaeology (July 14th to July 22nd).

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