Hello, my name is Sam Pamment trainee community archaeologist at GGAT and along with Project Officer Rowena Hart we are running the Monastic Margam survey project at Margam Park.
We are here for 3 weeks to record the standing remains of the abbey using a total station to create an outline of the abbey walls and a photo survey to highlight the areas of substantial damage to the remains and the threats to the abbey remains.
It has been a great first week at Margam, with decent weather and fantastic help from local volunteers and the Friends of Margam Park we have been able to survey a large portion of the outside walls of the abbey remains. We have had a good laugh with the volunteers, who have been very enthusiastic and willing to learn.
The project almost had a celebrity visitor this week, Martin Clunes was rumored to be at the park. Unfortunately, he did not come down to the abbey to see us at work much to my disappointment!
We have had such a fantastic first week and have made good progress, I am hoping the next two weeks will be just as good.
If you are interested in the project and would like to find out more we will be at Margam every week day until the 5th October from 9.30am – 4.30pm or you can follow us here with more updates on the project over the next two weeks.