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On this day...8th August

As the season's end approaches, life on trench is often a flurry of activity with everyone trying to finish their section. This wonderful shot from the Boneyard in 1997 says it all. But that euphoric feeling when you actually do finish is best shown by Matt in 2006. 😊

Iron knife blades and blade fragments are common finds on Anglo-Saxon settlement sites. Sedgeford is no exception and we now have a goodly collection. So the occasional whetstone might also be expected. The lovely example below was found in Trench 23 by Bethany Nash in 2017. This long whetstone had been well-used to sharpen blades on its three sides, so much so that it had become almost ‘toblerone’ in shape!


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