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Time Team Series 20, My Fourth Episode: Coniston Copper Mines

The film to be shown this coming Sunday (February 3rd) at 4.20 (yes, that’s 1620 hours) was filmed high in the Cumbrian Fells, within the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston. We actually did the filming in the last … Continue reading

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Time Team, Series 20 my Fifth and Sixth Episodes: Afterthoughts and Prospects

First, a word of apology: for the past few days I’ve been frantically busy on the farm and in the garden, hence the bloggy silence. Sometimes the rain even managed to stop and in those few dry moments I was … Continue reading

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Time Team series 20, My Fifth Episode: Day Three

Not the best of weather. While the rest of Britain was enjoying almost uninterrupted sunshine our site was under cloud. I don’t think the rain was as heavy as Day 1 but it was annoying nonetheless. So it was back … Continue reading

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Time Team series 20, My Fifth Episode: Day Two

At last the clouds have lifted and the rain has gone. Farewell Gor-Tex. Late last night Maisie phoned to say the hay at home had been cut and would be turned later today, with baling on Friday and Saturday. That … Continue reading

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Time Team series 20, My Fifth Episode: Day One

What a day! To be quite frank, I’m on my knees. The site is high up in the hills in the only part of Britain that’s still in the grips of the summer’s rain. The drive to the point where … Continue reading

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Time Team series 20, my Fifth Episode: Rig Day in the Clouds

Fenmen don’t waste their money on climbing boots, although there is (honest!) a Fenland Mountain Rescue Team – who spend their lives raising money for charity and enjoying a few beers. So it took me a while to track down … Continue reading

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