Having received the FLO’s report on what was confirmed to be part of the socket of a cross, I went over to the farm to hand back the artefact and the print-out of the report from the PAS database entry. I also wanted to hand over the Claudius II radiate as I thought the landowner would be interested to know what I’d found on his land.
Neither the landowner nor his son was around so I gave both the cross fragment and the Claudius II radiate and their PAS printouts to the estate secretary and asked her to pass them to the landowner for me.
Talking to the secretary confirmed what I’d heard anecdotally – that the harvest this year was expected to be several weeks early. The farm was gearing up to beginning harvest the following week and by the end of the week land should be detectable once again. Happy Days!
Having brought with me the field plans given to me last year by the landowner’s son, I outlined the fields I would particularly like to have a crack at and why.
I have hopes. Big hopes.