Northwag News for 1st August 2018
This week the group did some field-walking in a field near Wichenford. Over the past year the field had yielded a number of interesting finds spanning a long period of history, so the Wichenford History group arranged for some Geophys to be done on one particular area where the best concentration of finds were discovered.
Yet another foray this week to the old Water Mill that is revealing still more of its secrets. There were seven of the team present this week, mainly focused on the area known as the Machine Room within the ruined shell of the Mill House. The area at the front of the building is gradually being cleared back to reveal a brick floor that has,over time, been covered with soil and rubble.
The team were back at the watermill site again on this dull summer's day. After a long dry spell, there was heavy overnight rain soaking the whole site. In the case of the Machine Room currently being investigated this washed the mud off the recently exposed brick floor whilst also filling other areas with water. Originally everyone was concerned that, since the water is getting level with the pond, it might rise and pour in, but so far it seems to drain off fairly well. (phew!)