Leeds team at work

A hammer drill is used to drive the auger into the soil (below) in one metre sections.

A hydraulic jack is needed to pull the cores out. We have gone down to 8m for some samples.

We have taken over 100 soil samples using different augers.

For the hardest, deepest soils we were very lucky to have the services of Leeds University, Geography Department.

We have completed a transect of the Ouse basin to understand how it might have looked in 1066. Recently we examined the area of the probable ford of 1066 to discover its course and the shape of the land on which the battle was fought.