News from Ben Knipe for August 2012

  • Romans by the Rivers

    13:58 30 August 2012
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder, Ben Knipe

    It’s July and national archaeology month so it’s back to Galava for a bit more consolidation, to preserve the site for future archaeologists and everyone else. This year the plan is to finish the consolidation of the Roman walls and upgrade the presentation of some previous work for a consistent look to the site. 

    The site before work.


    And the bit to be grassed over.

    First remove the turf…

    Then clear the soil away…

    A Find!

    Using the soil and turf to improve the presentation of some earlier consolidation.

    A wall ready for consolidation.

    Stone and lime mortar are introduced to the wall to preserve the roman work for the future.

    A nice bit of consolidation.

    All Done (for this year)

    Ray Gregory
    Ranger
    Windermere & Troutbeck

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I'm the woodland ranger for Central and East Lakes working with the other rangers to manage woodlands in Windermere, Troutbeck, Ullswater, Grasmere and Langdale.
I've worked for the National Trust for over 13 years across many parts of North West of England including Staffordshire, Cheshire and now Cumbria.
My work is very varied and includes looking after ancient trees on busy lakeshore paths to quiet and wildlife rich fell side oak woodlands.

Blog:
http://centralandeastlakesrangers.blogspot.co.uk/
Email:
benjamin.knipe@nationaltrust.org.uk