The original entrance found

  Following mechanical excavation to remove the bulk of the infill material hand digging was necessary to expose the foundations of the original walls.  The work was undertaken by a team of volunteers from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Practical Projects Volunteer Group over a period of two days, under supervision of Andrew Brown Jackson, the […]

Objects found during pinfold excavation

During excavation numerous glass bottles and earthenware pots along with other articles were found.  Examples are shown on the following photographs.   Research so far suggests the bottles date to the period 1900 to 1915.   A Victorian halfpenny coin has been found and the remains of a woman’s shoe.  No clay pipe remains were found. At the lowest […]

Hand Digging to expose the original Foundations

Once mechanical digger excavation was complete, the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Practical Projects Volunteer Group hand dug the inside perimeter of the site to expose the original foundation stones, so that an assessment could be made of their suitability to support the re-build.

Pinfold Restoration- Work gets underway

Restoration of the village pinfold at the junction of Black Lane and the main A52 started on Monday 12 October 2015, with the main excavation of 72 cubic metres of infill material being undertaken by N & J Tree Services of Brown Edge.  Shaun Gratton expertly operated his very versatile digger with its universal joint bucket, enabling […]

Start Date for Restoration

Arrangements are in hand for restoration work on our village pinfold to start on Monday 12th October.  Traffic lights will be in place on the A52 main road and Black Lane will remain open. Work is expected to last about seven working days.