Having chosen the only wet day of the week last week for our first visit to attack the bracken on the Buckland Common Bronze Age settlement, the event was postponed from the Tuesday to the Wednesday. Fortunately, 10 volunteers were able to shuffle their commitments and come along to help make a start. The sight of the bracken was quite daunting!
It was amazing how much we managed to clear with only a small group.
Our second visit went ahead as scheduled on Tuesday 18th July. This time we were able to field ” the A Team”, a full complement of 5 machinists.
Even the DPA Director, Phil Hutt was able to come along and lend a hand.
Unfortunately, after lunch the rumble of thunder made us beat a hasty retreat to the safety of the pub! Despite the slightly shortened day, a good swathe of the upper part of the site has been cleared. With three more visits planned for this summer a large section of the settlement should be visible to passers-by. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on the clearance.