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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.

Hello from the Finds Room!

Monday, July 26th, 2010

It has been a bit quiet the last few days as our dedicated diggers get down to the archaeology. We’ve got the usual finds coming out – 7.92 mm German rounds, .303 British rounds, shrapnel balls, some textiles (probably blackout), domestic items and a wonderful array of the aptly named “rusty crap”.
We’ve also had a few nice finds that we will share with you.

First of all, we have a shoulder badge that would have been worn by the Australian Imperial Forces, with a modern example for comparison:

A piece of timber a with a standard .303 British round still in situ:


Shirley and Rob cleaned up this nice example of a number 85 fuse made in September 1916, manufactured by ALCO.




5 responses to “Hello from the Finds Room!”

  1. Emma says:

    The shoulder title was found near Ultimo Crater – Nosferatu trench, I believe.

  2. La Chuffe says:

    Nosferatu Jo – we miss you! xx

  3. PlugStreetTeam says:

    Glad to hear you both got back to Blighty safely.

    The Shoulder Title was from the top soil in Nosferatu. Slith’s trench is starting to make sense and Team Av have some interesting timber stains… watch this space.

  4. cydermaiden says:

    Hi all-

    Jo and I finally made it home okay after battling the Bloody Sunday Night Yippee It’s the School Holidays M25. Can’t speak for Jo, but I am pining mightily already. Has Team Av found any Tiaras yet?
    Excellent finds, though – and I’m hoping that Le Douvre stops fighting and starts coming up trumps soon.

    Sue the Slitherin

  5. Jo says:

    Lovely shoulder title guys. Which trench was it found in?

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