Wemyss Caves Fife, Time Team at work in the Well Cave.
Sunday 6th June
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The following photographs were taken while the Time Team were excavating the Wemyss Caves.
The images that follow give a flavour of the day, they record some of the activities on the day. Pictures here are exclusive to this web site.
The following set of photo's were taken in the Well Cave.
Above Douglas Spears is seen looking at the site of the original Well.
A closer look at the site of the original well. Some water has started to appear in the now uncovered well. The water was, in Pictish and medieval times,
supposed to have healing powers.
Douglas discussing progress with one of his colleagues.
One of the theories talked about locally has been that there
was a tunnel with stairs running from the castle to the Well cave. It would appear from excavation that this is not the case.
There would appear to be no steps linking the Castle and the Well cave.
Above and below: General look at excavation on floor of Well cave.
Above and below: General shots looking across the Well Cave.
Looking towards the rood of the cave, showing the pipe fitted
to allow gases to escape.
One of the metal ties that had been fitted in the cave to support the roof.
(I don't know when these were fitted)
Some of the graffiti found in the cave Who were William Wallace and
James Wood? These are dated 1868.
Looking towards the tunnel that provides access to the cave.
It is a 'crawl' on hands and knees to gain access.
A look at one of the side walls. (opposite the graffiti wall pic).
Douglas takes one last look back into the Well cave before leaving.
Above and Below: General pics looking around the cave.
These were my last photo's of the Well cave before I departed.
Above and below: The entrance to the Well cave from the outside.
As can be seen the entrance is very small and it is not advised to be wearing
good jeans/trousers or good shoes/boots when trying to crawl in!!!
A Silhouette of camera man taking footage of the
sandstone wall above the Well cave entrance.
The following three photo's show the result of what has been revealed
in this trench.
Fitting a radio mike before filming.
Once again back to filming of the work in progress on recreating
a piece of jewellery from that time.
Interested onlookers with camera's at the ready record the filming as well.
The Director views the filming as it happens (wireless).
Looking down on the excavation on the shore.
Preparing to bag some of the material dug out of the shore for
further analysis later.
Above and below: Phil Harding discusses progress with his
colleagues during a break in work
Above and below: Some of the locals take a rest on this
warm and sunny day.
Jonathan's cave, Filming gets under way here.
I think there were three camera crews working on site.
Again onlookers crowd round the grills at Jonathan's cave ...
to watch the Time Team at work...
Enjoying the view out over the Forth.
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