News from Neil Winder 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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Area Ranger-Grasmere and Great Langdale.

Growing up in the Lakes naturally progressed to working in this beautiful area. After studying Countryside management at Newton Rigg College Penrith I spent time volunteering for the RSPB at Leighton Moss Silverdale. These experiences lead to employment with the National Trust whom I’ve been with for over 14 years now.
I’ve worked on the upland footpath team carrying out footpath repairs in the area and as Warden working on countryside estate work like walling, fencing and hedge laying.
As Area Ranger I’m Responsible for planning and coordinating general operations over 7800 Hectares of countryside portfolio.
I love the outdoors, getting out side in my work and also spending time walking with my family.
I’ve been known to enjoy bursts of trail running when my energy levels are high. I also have a passion for electronic music; I was a DJ for many years and hold a qualification in computer music production.

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