Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A bit of something extra...

Michelle picked up a copy of the Evening Gazette on her way home from work this evening. There's an extra chocolate-chip cookie in store at the next Wyre Archaeology meeting for whoever recognises the most faces in the following article:
Incidentally, if your eyeballs are starting to sweat trying to read the article at the size it's been posted, just click on the image for the bigger version.
There are a couple of minor 'corrections' to point out (entirely my fault, I'm sure...with my neb I'm nasal at the best of times, but trying to understand what I'm saying when I'm full of the flu must have been a nightmare for Tom Halstead). The roundhouses were actually first discovered in 2005 (although, of course, they were still there to be rediscovered in 2007) and the geophysics equipment was borrowed from the University of Central Lancashire as opposed to the University of Lancaster. I think Danielle half-inched it all from the broom cupboard at Preston University to be honest.
Anyhow, cheers to Tom Halstead for keeping this subject alive and kicking and, as always, I'll be signing autographs at ASDA tomorrow morning when I go shopping.

27 comments:

Jayne said...

So we shall await further excavations next year?
Why is that chap holding a trenching shovel when there's a trench already dug and did he ask to borrow it from my father? :P
Well done with the media again :)

Brian Hughes said...

Jayne,

"So we shall await further excavations next year?"

All being well.

"Why is that chap holding a trenching shovel when there's a trench already dug...?"

Because the trench was only partially dug at that point. Obvious when you know the answer...

"Well done with the media again"

I'm used to it all by now. I'm just waiting for Warner Bros to get in touch.

RVB said...

Your hat, Brian, is similar to the Fourth Doctor's (Tom Baker) is it not?

Good to see some fame happening on the Fleetwood Front.

Brian Hughes said...

Reuben,

Actually that's Michelle's hat. My hat is wider and flatter and has a pheasant feather stuck in the band. The photograph's an old one that the paper took when the new Indiana Jones film was about to be released. (To be honest, I wasn't even on Bourne Hill this week because I've got the flu.) Presumably Michelle's hat was closer to Indiana Jones's, mine being rather battered and rained-on and more akin to Snufkin's hat out of the Moomins.

Brian Hughes said...

Incidentally, I'm convinced that the editor doctored that photograph of me to look fat and ugly. In reality I'm much better looking than Harrison Ford. Just ask Michelle. I ask her quite frequently and she always replies, "Yes dear."

RVB said...

Maybe Michelle has a vested interest, Brian; most partners tend to.

Having said that, I'm sure the editor also has a vested interest.

Brian Hughes said...

Reuben,

I couldn't honestly say. I wasn't even wearing a vest.

RVB said...

Damn...that's my joke, which I thought of just after I posted (too late to amend anyway).

Brian Hughes said...

Reuben,

If you're thinking up jokes like that, you must be coming down with the flu as well.

Daisy said...

So you're famous there, then?
Nice!

Brian Hughes said...

Daisy,

I think infamous is probably more accurate.

John said...

Well done. That's a right nice article there, well written and enthusiastic.

So when are we going to hear the summary of results from the scans? Can't wait to see what was found, and how it all correlates to your past theories.

Cheers, JOHN :0)

Brian Hughes said...

John,

Hopefully Danielle will be bringing the results into the next meeting, although, like I said in the article, I'm not holding huge amounts of hope out. That rubble was everywhere when we dug the summit of Bourne Hill and it's bound to cause problems.

Jayne said...

Just get Tony Blair to bulldoze his way through the rubble for you, Brian, isn't he in need of something to keep him out of mischief these days?

Brian Hughes said...

Jayne,

Can't do that. The rubble, as far as we can tell, stems from the Georgian period, and, even though it's not quite as fascinating as the Iron Age stuff, it's still archaeology and needs to be excavated carefully. (Yeah, right...where's me mattock?)

RVB said...

If you're thinking up jokes like that, you must be coming down with the flu as well.

Probably...or it could be the result of one rowdy exam I had two days ago.

Brian Hughes said...

A rowdy exam? Sounds a bit like my driving test when I ended up having a punch-up with the examiner.

Jayne said...

Vests gaining interest?
Which bank holds stocks on them?

Next you'll tell me you've found the Master's Ring in the roundhouse, Romana tucked up the nearest tree and that they're resurrecting Adric.

Andrew said...

I see a man in a silly hat. Actually, I would like the port theory to be proved. Wouldn't that be interesting.

Brian Hughes said...

Jayne,

Actually we're thinking of sending K9 down a rabbit burrow next week. Not for archaeological investigative work...just because we don't like him.

Andrew,

All in good time...

Brian Hughes said...

p.s. Jayne...that'd be any banks with in-vest-ment accounts, of course.

Jayne said...

I always thought that his random oil peeing would tick someone off and he'd find himself jammed headfirst down a hole.
I was thinking more of a tip than a rabbit burrow but whatever works :)
*word verification is Clingon LMAO.

Brian Hughes said...

"I always thought that his random oil peeing would tick someone off..."

Especially seeing as when he cocked his leg to do it, he'd more often than not fall over onto somebody's foot and couldn't get upright again.

Jayne said...

Ahh, I see you copped an eyeful of that undignified vision, too.

Brian Hughes said...

Copped an eyeful? That's an unfortunate phrase to use considering what K9 would have been doing whilst stuck on his back.

Jayne said...

Dead Ringers have a lot to answer for :P

Brian Hughes said...

Ah...sorry...never saw that...although I vaguely remember someone dressed up as Tom Baker in the clips.