The Final Day
A cold, gusty day in Malham. Unfortunately, not all our diggers were there for the final day.
All the trenches were cleared for photography and any Planning that remained was completed.
Little remained to be done other than to clear the site, remove our belongings, take down the tents, and pack up. Already by lunchtime a large notice advertising Malhamdale Show in August on the field gate had replaced our notices relating to the Dig. The trenches are to be filled in next week, so by early afternoon we were all ready to depart.
We all made our goodbyes, hoping that we would keep in contact with the new friends that we had made on the dig and that our overseas visitors would not forget their stay in Malham. It has been an enjoyable dig and generated interesting and challenging interpretations. There will now be a long wait before we receive the results of any finds sent for analysis.
A big thank you to everyone involved. And you never know – we might return for another season of excavation….