Trevor Brigham Days Out

In 1991, in the dying days of the DUA, an intrepid group of Heroes set sail on the good ship 'June' into unknown territory -

well, the River Trent - to search out new lands and have a last bash at experimental archaeology.

 

 Although the boat has an engine and a damn great sail, Gustav decides to have a punt Although the boat has an engine and a damn great sail, Gustav decides to have a punt

 

Gus and Damian Goodburn punt the boat through a bridge which turns out to be too low for the mast top. The owner is not amused!Gus and Damian Goodburn punt the boat through a bridge which turns out to be too low for the mast top. The owner is not amused!

 

 If all else fails, try making your own sail! Damian and Rysz Bartkowiak try out their skills If all else fails, try making your own sail! Damian and Rysz Bartkowiak try out their skills

 

 Here's one we made earlier - the 'June' passes through a lock under full sail, supervised by Ian Blair - in hat, on seatHere's one we made earlier - the 'June' passes through a lock under full sail, supervised by Ian Blair - in hat, on seat

 

The Heroes at rest, Damian and Dana Goodburn gaze into one another's eyes while Ian keeps it under his hatThe Heroes at rest, Damian and Dana Goodburn gaze into one another's eyes while Ian keeps it under his hat

Having told one Trig |Lane tale too many, Gustav Milne is cast adrift with just an 'A to Z' and a remaindered copy of the 'Port of Roman London' to navigate homeHaving told one Trig |Lane tale too many, Gustav Milne is cast adrift with just an 'A to Z' and a remaindered copy of the 'Port of Roman London' to navigate home

 

It's about 1986 and a DUA day trip to Sussex - the Open Air Museum Singleton, Bignor Roman villa and Arundel.

   A tame Paolo is fed crisps by kind hearted Portia Askew A tame Paolo is fed crisps by kind hearted Portia Askew

 

 Mark Burch, Portia Askew, Pat Allen, Barbara West and ?Phil from the Museum shop are impressed by the good state of preservation of the green Citroen 2CV, Bignor Roman villa Mark Burch, Portia Askew, Pat Allen, Barbara West and ?Phil from the Museum shop are impressed by the good state of preservation of the green Citroen 2CV, Bignor Roman villa

 

Having run out of cash, a desperate Paul McCulloch swaps his shirt for one last pint. Mike Inzani wishes he'd used a better deodorant,  ArundelHaving run out of cash, a desperate Paul McCulloch swaps his shirt for one last pint. Mike Inzani wishes he'd used a better deodorant, Arundel

 

 'An' another thing' - Pat Allen and friend, Arundel 'An' another thing' - Pat Allen and friend, Arundel

 

1983, and a team of DUA from Gracechurch Street raid Boulogne

   'Are we there yet?' - Mark Burch feeds an unruly young James Howell 'Are we there yet?' - Mark Burch feeds an unruly young James Howell

 

Having drunk the train buffet dry, a desperate James Howell starts drinking his own bloodHaving drunk the train buffet dry, a desperate James Howell starts drinking his own blood

 

Zut Alors - Annie Upson checks her make-up in an imaginary mirror in case Sacha Distel appears. Jonathan Drake wonders why he went all the way to France to sit in somewhere that looks like the Baynard'sZut Alors - Annie Upson checks her make-up in an imaginary mirror in case Sacha Distel appears. Jonathan Drake wonders why he went all the way to France to sit in somewhere that looks like the Baynard's

 

 On the way home, Pete Cardiff desperately rolls more Gauloises, having already smoked his customs allowance On the way home, Pete Cardiff desperately rolls more Gauloises, having already smoked his customs allowance

 

 Caerwent day trip circa 1986

 

  'Found it!' Having traced the lost basilica to a field near Caerwent, Gary Brown raises the alarm 'Found it!' Having traced the lost basilica to a field near Caerwent, Gary Brown raises the alarm

 

 'So that's what it should have looked like?' Gary and Gustav admire director Richard Brewer's ingenuity 'So that's what it should have looked like?' Gary and Gustav admire director Richard Brewer's ingenuity

 

 Gustav works out how to get a loose bastion back in the car, while Josephine Brown keeps watch below Gustav works out how to get a loose bastion back in the car, while Josephine Brown keeps watch below

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