Thursday, 25 September 2014

An air of secrecy surrounds Straitgate this morning

An archaeological contractor couldn’t remember how many trenches were dug yesterday or how many had been dug this morning. It turns out they have been expressly told not to tell local people anything about how work is progressing.

The reason given for all the secrecy? Contractors don’t want members of the public turning up with metal detectors - which is ironic, after they had no intention of doing so themselves yesterday. Are they or Aggregate Industries concerned local people might find important artefacts where they have found none? 

These are the signs that greeted us this morning. Time Team this is not.