Museums and archaeology
Some museum attendants submitted their diaries for September 24th.
Arrived work at 9am and carried out usual duties (cleaning,
Health and Safety checks etc) before opening the museum to the public at 11am.
Coffee and worked on Emergency Planning document. 12 noon, travelled to Wrexham
with the curator to attend an emergency planning workshop. Arrived back at
work 3.30pm and had a sandwich for lunch. Continued working on the emergency
planning document until 5pm.
The discovery of the log boat landing stage
The log boat in Radnorshire Museum
- Arrived at work 09.00. Honest! Dealt
with various public enquires at the museum.
1.00pm - lunch - chips atop the golf links hill with a friend. Fine views
Afternoon - with two students, from Lampeter University, searched River Ithon
at Llandrindod for exact site of our medieval log boat (originally found in
We found site and searched for remains of landing stage
(ignored in 1929 recovery of boat). I found remains of breakwater (part of
landing stage). Students took sample of breakwater (?) timber back to Lampeter
for analysis. We will have to wait and see regarding results of tests. Return
home 5.30pm to my trusty hounds.
We also received a diary from an archaeologist.
- Walked the 3 minutes round the corner
to work in Church St. Had a pretty good day at work. Made copies of air photographs
of 3 archaeological sites, two of prehistoric date and one Roman. I also worked
to organise a seminar on the future of archaeological research in East and
North East Wales, which is to be held next month.