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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 1 – the beasting begins

Monday, August 4th, 2008
 
       

Well, the rest of the Plugstreet crew have spent the first day on site, after much drinking the night before!
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We now have 7 trenches open and even on day 1 we have had some interesting finds. Of course Team Slither have come up trumps, as we did last year, and despite only starting `Trench 12´ after our usual large baguette lunch, we´ve already found parts of a German pickelhaub!! Just the rest of the untouched German frontline to find in a baking hot flax field! No pressure!
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As for the rest of the group, well we have discovered a few interesting facts about Coops´ biological makeup which reacts unusually to a metal detector (see Facebook for those on it) and we´re all waiting to see Daisy Duke in his hotpants.
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The beer supplies are disappearing fast but we haven´t yet had to resort to the pink stuff! And for those absent friends who couldn´t make it back this year we are all enjoying wedding style buffet dinners of smoked salmon, but we are thinking of you and drinking to your health!

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One response to “Day 1 – the beasting begins”

  1. Sue says:

    Dear all-

    An apt title, since you’re all digging relentlessly in a baking hot conditions. Here, it’s cold and wet, so you’ve got the best of it.
    I’m glad to hear that you’re tucking into smoked salmon – one more reason to make sure I am fully involved next year. I look forward to hearing all about today’s progress and finds later, and will be thinking about you as I settle in with a beer and the Bone Kickers!

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