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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sandwich update ...

Dr Phillpotts's note on the sandwiches: "As I recall the leftovers from the cooked breakfast could also be used for sandwich fillings at some periods. Sausage sandwiches were relatively popular; cold bacon perhaps less so. Sometimes the accounting in the sandwich manufacturing division was a little too tight, or failed to account for new arrivals, resulting in a shortage and emergency dashes back to Ullenwood for more supplies."

Dave Butler writes: "All I can remember of the lunchtime sandwiches was you could have any combination of cheese and branston pickle. Also, I seem to recall a Chinese cook one year who became a good friend and two Geordie chefs and an end of dig party that got slightly out of hand and cars were covered in eggs!! Savage got me to clean the camp and de-louse all the mattresses AGAIN! Afterwards, the pig farm smelt like roses. I believe that was the exceptional summer of '76 when we all melted."  Ah yes the sweet smell of the pig manure when spread across the fields...

1 comment:

Tony Watts said...

The finer art of sandwich production began in Lydias kitchen in 1969 during the Leckhampton dig. It was refined - if you can call it that - when we occupied the Ullenwood Camp in 1971. With the splendid post war kitchen facilities available were able to bang out 100's of sandwiches. I do recall one year we had a sandwich riot because we had the same fillings for 3 days in a row. I believe Terry was the ringleader but details fade with time.