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!
After the big excitement of yesterday finding the column fragment, we have put more effort into reducing the interior of the chancel. This is ground that was not dug by Canon Jenkins. As expected, we have found burials. What is not clear yet is whether these were intentionally buried in the Anglo-Saxon church while it … Continue reading Day 21 – Continuing to explore the chancel and more
This is real-time archaeology. Ideas come and ideas go when more evidence comes to light. So yesterday we were quite convinced that there was a wall between the chancel and the nave of the Anglo-Saxon church. Today we know otherwise. The fragment of wall with the tell-tale pink mortar, that yesterday we thought proved there … Continue reading Day 17 – The Chancel triple arcade is revealed
Nice though the brick path revealed yesterday appeared to be, on closer examination it was not in great shape. Many of the bricks were cracked and shattered, and clearly they had not done a good job although a lot of effort had gone into laying them. We believe that the bricks were laid in the … Continue reading Day 8 – The Anglo-Saxon church begins to take shape