News from James Archer 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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Lead Ranger for Great Langdale and the Lowther Commons.

I've worked in the Lakes for over 30 years now, with the last 28 for the National Trust! Originally I was involved with estate work and footpath maintenance. This lead on to a real interest in Public Access and the realisation that this landscape is so important to so many people around the world.

When not at work my interests are archaeology, geology, walking , mountain biking and now a (slightly nervous) novice sea kayaker!

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Email:
james.archer@nationaltrust.org.uk