Despite the uncertain weather Friends of Saron were able to hold another successful Volunteer Day last Saturday.
Thanks for supporting this event are due to Jan, Steve, Sheila, Nicola, Frances, Andrew, Stephen, Simon, Phil, Rachel, Angela and David.
It was possible to complete some limited archaeological investigations on the ‘footprint’ of the chapel building. This work was carried out by volunteers under the supervision of community archaeologist Jan Bailey.
Disappointingly, the graves of two of Saron’s nineteenth century ministers who had been buried under their pulpits could not be located. Some interesting discoveries were made, however, particularly in relation to the construction methods which had been used to make it possible to place such a large building on what must have been a rather unpromising site. A report of all findings will be written and entered onto the Historic Environment Record. It is intended that further details will be posted on this blog at a later date.