Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ditch digging in progress

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The rampart cutting, AXV, in 1979 at an early stage in the proceedings. Most of the pictures that people took were much later in the season after an enormous amount of very hard and careful excavation had taken place to reveal the walls, gangbreaks and ditch that underlay this mound of largely undifferentiated tumble. Many days of back-breaking work were needed to clear this away. One of the tools of choice, a trusty pickaxe, lies behind Bernard Dawson at the front of the picture. Further up the cutting at the top Mike Taylor can be seen. From the Behan collection.

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