“When invited to take part in this incoming I did not know what to expect.

On arrival I was introduced to the team leader who put me straight to work. As we dug we had to griddle the buckets of soil. Taking out any tile fragments, and asbestos from the roof, which we were wearing gloves for.

As we continued to dig a not unusual find of an encrusted  pen knife came out of the soil. This was checked. The man who found it was interviewed by the BBC who were recording for one of their Archaeological Dig programmes.

Then Tim Farron MP of Liberal Democrats arrived and he got into the trench and dug, which surprised  me. Shortly after two of the survivors from the camps in Germany arrived and they too were interviewed. 

Impressions – well want to do it again next year.”