The scaffolding is now advancing across the north wall of the castle. It's across the wall at the eastern end of the moat (see left of above picture) and the workmen are currently fixing it across the steel walkway which leads from the car park to the castle entrance. By tomorrow we'll be able to step off the walkway on to the boarding that runs round the castle wall - or, rather we'll be able to in theory, as we won't be allowed out until they have a handrail in position.
John added that work was going well on the scaffolding, and he hoped to have the job on the outer walls finished in about three weeks' time, though there was more to do after that on the inside of the castle.
Addyman Archaeology finally excavated his way through to the point that would reveal the secret of the well. Everyone was fairly sure that the well wasn't a well at all, more a cistern into which water from the moat seeped - but now we can see that this is the case. The clay-filled wall helped to dam back a puddle of water, allowing it to pass through the hole that's now visible into the castle.