Winter weather with strong winds in 1965 led to some of the sites in Minnis Bay being covered by sand. However Tony was still able to give us our first viewing of the Bay and later in the month we helped her with some measuring.
Saturday 4th December 1965
Walked round Minnis wells towards Grenham found and showing – some Med [Medieval], near triangle centre probably Med 1 to add to others B.A. [Bronze Age], as before. Later chalk I put on N remain i.e. those in one patch stacked and wedged standing upright. Accompanied by ? Indian lad with black and white cat in his arms.
Sunday 5th December 1965
Windy. Gibbons from Herne came saw B.A. site with the little posts etc., some well bases and pits on cliff – also the museum.
Entrance Hall with Main Staircase 2015 [and the table!]
Tuesday 14th December 1965
Collected 1 sherd – coarse pink and gritty outer black, inner surface worn – loose off oak patch. Collected 1/2lb tin greenish sticky south of F.F. [Far Flats], log. See above.
December 14th pages 67 & 68 of Field Book 17 showing Tony’s paces between areas .
Saturday 18th December 1965
Terrance Trevor and Vera Gibbons midday to 3ish. Measured up for 20 – 30. 25. 26. 26. 27. 28. 29. These three already plotted by Mr Unitt. Sandwiches in chalet. Strong N.W. wind – sand has come back a good deal. Some Med holes near triangle show.
Thursday 30th December 1965
4 Med pits still show around triangle, seems that well base 27 could be dug. B.A. [site] rather covered.
Next month ……..we help Tony dig Well27. We believe this was a test piece before starting the important Well30 in April 1966.
Antoinette Powell-Cotton (1913-1997) Debutante, nurse, midwife, African explorer, anthropologist and passionate local archaeologist, was the youngest daughter of Major Percy Powell-Cotton, of Quex Park, Birchington, Kent.