Smarties tops

Posted on 8 July 2013 by Charlotte Barratt - Richard III Outreach Officer
Close up of the floor of the choir still marked with the original archaeological record number.

Old smarties tops that don't quite spell Richard.
Matthew Morris starts to uncover and look at what remains of the south wall of the Friary.
Matthew Morris starts to uncover and look at what remains of the south wall of the Friary.

The Greyfriars dig team have finished their first week. The Alderman Newton School car park looks quite different to how it did last week. The heavy machining is complete, the excavation is looking quite tidy and the original tags that were placed last summer have been found. Some more tiles were found from Herrick’s garden and the church. There was also a haul of old Smartie’s tops! Evidence of Leicester Grammar School’s occupation if you ask me!

The public viewing platform is under construction and should be open in the middle of this week. We will update everyone when this is ready. If you would like to see more photos of the dig we have a flicker set and are tweeting when we can using #greyfriars2

This week we will hear more from our interns - Year 12 pupil Emma Link and archaeology undergraduate Claire Calver. Both enjoyed a fantastic first week but were worked hard, so have spent the weekend recovering ready for week 2!

Close up of the floor of the choir still marked with the original archaeological record number.

Close up of the floor of the choir still marked with the original archaeological record number.

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Keep up to date with the progress of the Grey Friars Dig Part II throughout July 2013 via regular updates on this site. The body of King Richard III was discovered here in 2012 – who and what else lies beneath this now-famous car park?


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