Monday, 28 April 2014

28 April 2014, Barnsley Pals Project, Day 12

We were rained off again on Saturday, so today was our last day on site. The weather held off and we had glorious sunshine all day long, hardly a cloud in the sky! It was perfect as we had twelve grids left to survey and would need all day if we were to finish on time!

Sue came along to help us and without her help it would have been a difficult task to get finished. Working hard we were all done by three o'clock!

However, the site keeps throwing up new items of interest, like this concrete plinth for one of the Armstrong Huts that would have populated the site when the Pals were there. This was found close to the tree line and indicates that there a lot more huts than we had first anticipated. Not only this, but we also noted that an area near the woods was also giving out readings like a concrete pad. There is a whole lot more to explore here!

Well, that's it, we are all finished for this project. The only thing that remains is to analyse the data, digitise the archive and create the final report. 

It has been Elmet's pleasure to work on the Silverwood Scout Camp site and this project would not have been possible without the gracious support and patience of Mr Paul Unsworth. Also a big thank you goes to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding the project in the first instance. Further thanks go to The Dad's Army of Silverwood Scout Camp for clearing away our spoil heaps!

We would also like to sincerely thank all those volunteers who gave up their precious time to take part in the project, namely; Sandra Andrews, Terence Andrews, Sue Ashton, Paul Bain, Anne Brown, Philip Brown, John Camm, Helen Coe, Syd Dyson, Andrew Edwards, Russell French, Isabelle Heyerdahl-King, Rebecca Hill,  Jan H., Chris Kolonko, Rebecca Newell, Geoffrey Northcliffe, Graham Perkins, Abbie Pettinger, Jo Pettinger, Glenis Ravenscroft, Mark Ravenscroft,  Duncan Simpson, Carole Sotheran, David Sotheran, Patrick Sykes, Sue Worthington, Dane Wright and Stephen Walker. Without you, this would not have been possible!

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