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Day 3 of the Great Paxton Project – and an archeologist’s visit.

Day 3 - August 14th - archeologist

Here is Tim Reynolds taking a look at the surface revealed from the tower base excavations.

Day 3 - August 14th - tower floor half excavated

This phto shows half of the tower base floor excavated – we have to wait now for the okay to excavate the rest.

This may not excite you, but what seems to have happened is that once upon a time, very large and in some cases carved pieces of stone were buried, face down in the  tower  base when the floor was  raised. Tim explained that these stones are very important as they tell us about a previous building/portions of  walls/windows etc  that were  presumably on site before they were no longer needed and buried.

We have to wait now for our architect to return from holiday and a professional record of them taken by camera before they are – maybe- buried again. The DAC  ( Diocesan Advisory Committee ) will also need to come out and assess the next move.

As for the “164” stone ( see yesterday’s blog)  – no idea really – could it be 164 miles to somewhere?

Amongst all of these stones and busy craftsmen, I have been visiting my very poorly mum in her Nursing Home. Its an edgy time as its very unlikely she will get through her worsening condition. The stones in this huge ancient place stand – or lie- in sharp contrast to her extreme weakness  – as does the massive tower. I’m working on the imagery – but the pull of being in Great Paxton Church at present is very strong.

Day 3 - August 14th - tower

” You, you are my refuge,

and my stronghold,

my God in whom I trust”

From Psalm 81

August 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. Certainly facinating

    Comment by Peter Hagger | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. Dear Annette,So sorry to read about your Mum,thinking of you,may you be given the strength you need at this time.We came home Thusday,& i have only just read your blog.Pauline.

    Comment by Pauline | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. Your Mum will be in mine and the Ayatollah’s prayers tonight.
    x Wingy

    Comment by Wingy | August 15, 2009 | Reply


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