Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cutting AXV Front August 1979

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The rampart and ditch, after much very hard work in 1979, looking very spiffy indeed. The lower photo bears the legend "Period 3(b?) wall and gangbreak" which I have no recollection of ever consciously knowing or inscribing. I do have a very clear memory of the terrible summer gale that blew up towards the end of that season during the Fastnet yacht race. I was blown off the top and into the pit pictured. I was trying to rescue tools and finds before they blew off in the direction of the quarry. We all cowered in the shelter for quite some time.

I remember a sombre mood as many died in that yacht race: this BBC link shows that it was 14 August:
Fastnet tragedy.

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