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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.

Rain Stopped Play

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Thunder storms are a bit of a thing while we are in Belgium, this afternoon saw dark clouds rolling across the fields towards us.

Dark clouds bringing heavy rain, swirling winds and the rumble of thunder. A gentle rumble this time, nothing like the sharp crack of thunder which woke us on Thursday night a matter of hours after we had laid Alan Mather to rest in the peaceful place that is Prowse Point, or the violent cracks that echoed over the battle scarred landscape the night after we had found him, as the team stood guard over the site.

It may be a coincidence, but in the emotion soaked fields where men lived and died, there is an evocative echo of the big guns perceptible in nature’s voice.



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