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This is the new blog of the Plugstreet Archaeological Project.

   A Great War themed project exploring sites around Comines-Warneton and Messines in Belgium.    The project is being led by members of No Man's Land - The European Group for Great War    Archaeology and the Comines-Warneton Historical Society.

Day 5

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Today we have had a 3D scanner on site, recording our excavations and the remaining hut bases, the occasional showers have slowed progress as we are unable to use the equipment in the rain.

Progress on the trenches has been steady, mainly cleaning in preparation for the scanning. In trench 4 we have located the steps leading down to the cellar and in trench 3 an earlier floor surface. Finds have been mainly domestic with a halfpenny dated 1899. In the woods we have been clearing the vegitation and working out the function of the various huts. The minature rifle range is proving illusive in respect of locating the walls, but we have found a compacted surface which could be the earth floor of the rifle range.


Indoor, wooden rifle range at Cocken Hall, winter 1914-15

18th DLI on the Minature Rifle Range at Cocken Hall.


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