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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!
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!
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.
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!


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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