Archaeology in Grosvenor Park: A blog about our activities and discoveries related to excavations in Grosvenor Park near the Amphitheatre, Chester, UK, carried out by University of Chester undergraduate archaeologists. Excavation is from the 3rd of May 2018 for four weeks.
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Well we got the dig started today, a bit slowly at first whilst the digger (diesel-powered, yellow mechanical one that is) opened up the trench from last year (trench VI) digging 'gently' down through the backfill to the undisturbed archaeological layers beneath. We also opened up a new trench, number VII, which should get us close to the bit of old Cholmondeley's Mansion which we found in 2007. All the students turned up bright and enthusiastic and the weather was pretty good, too. Let's hope both of those last!
They had a good go at cleaning up and trowelling and we started to turn up a good variety of finds already - some probably lost on picnics in the park.