This week has seen the continuation of CART’s Coleshill Uncovered project on the Coleshill estate in Oxfordshire.
More than 20 people each day are working on site to uncover and learn more about the training of the Auxiliary Units.
The project is being lead by Anna Gow and John Winterburn with help from other archaeologists.
So far we have uncovered the suspected entrance to another operational base. See below.
You can see there are two holes in either side of entrance. These are where part of the counter weighted system would have been housed. The drawing below was drawn at Coleshill and given out to Auxiliers as part of their course notes. It clearly shows the same system and notice the pulleys? Below the drawing you can see the pulleys that we have found.
We have also discovered so far what we believe to be part of a radio dial. In part of the woods that we are working they used to make TRD radio sets. About 250 in number. You can see below the dial and also an image of a modern mock up of the Auxiliary radio which can be seen at the Museum of the British Resistance Organisation.
More images can be seen here
The work at Coleshill will end this Thursday afternoon.