Days in the life of a Volunteer – part 2

Andrew, a volunteer who helped us no end during our time at Basing House, has written an excellent blog post about the daily life of Basing House as a Hampshire County Council visitor attraction. Read his Diary of a Basing House Volunteer here.

Basing House Project Blog

Here is the second of Andrew’s volunteers’ diary posts. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday 31st July

A good day for visitors with many of them taking a trip through the tunnel.  We had the usual mix. These included high speed children, children who went through several times, adults who had been through as children and even the adults who spend their entire trip in fits of the giggles.

It looks as if it is going to be another heatwave day tomorrow, so it is a good time to remind visitors that Basing House is an outdoor site and that hats, sunscreen and plenty of water are necessities on hot days here.

 Tuesday 30th July 

Not a good weather day, but there was still much going on at Basing House with the brick restoration and the archaeology continuing, and with many of the volunteers in for health…

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