The BBC were on site in the morning recording for the South East News programme. We were initially scheduled to give a live broadcast on the lunchtime bulletin, but this was pulled at the last moment. The broadcast went out on the 6.30pm bulletin, available here on IPlayer but only until 7pm on 21 August. … Continue reading Day 38 – Media Day!
The trench in the New Churchyard east of the War Memorial continues to reveal new features, so we now have quite an array of pits and postholes. At the eastern end of the trench, we now have the foundation of a significant wall. We don't have anything dating this currently, but this could be associated … Continue reading Day 32 – More activity in the New Churchyard
We were delighted to welcome Carly Hilts, Editor of the popular magazine Current Archaeology, to the site yesterday. There is planned to be a short feature in the next issue and then a longer article in the issue after that. Work continued in the chancel yesterday, excavating more burials including the adult whose torso and … Continue reading Day 26 – Broadening the coverage
As today is a rest day, there are no excavations on which we can report. Instead, a feature article has been added here setting out some of the story of how Canon Jenkins came to be in Lyminge in the first place, how he came to discover the Anglo-Saxon church, and why he developed what we … Continue reading Uncovering the history of the church in Lyminge
Work continued on site today in good conditions. Trench 1, opened yesterday in the New Churchyard has been taken down to the chalk bedrock and cleaned up. The pits appear to be natural formations. This trench will now be back-filled as there is nothing of further interest to be found. Close by, Gabor thought it … Continue reading Day 3 and the preparatory work continues