A spokesman for English Heritage
said: "We are aware of this issue and our team are on site for urgent meetings with the contractor to seek a solution.
Thankfully we defied English Heritage
, stuck to our guns, got planning permission and delivered what we have today.
And Dr Frances McIntosh, English Heritage
curator of Hadrian's Wall and the North East, said that jars for storage of honey and of mead and mulsum, plus specific lids which would have been sealed in place with wax, have been identified in the Corbridge and Housestead collections.
curator Frances McIntosh with early mead drinking pots
Roy Porter, English Heritage
senior properties curator and creator of the ultimate castle, said: "I hope people will be inspired to build their very own ultimate sandcastle this summer - and support English Heritage
to care for all our real castles so that they can continue to inspire us all for centuries to come."
Kate Mavor, English Heritage
's chief executive, said: "1066 is the most famous date in English history and the Battle of Hastings was arguably the most important battle in our history, the results of which had consequences for every corner of England.
If English Heritage
manage to undermine it even further, we may as well throw in the towel.
But it's the rooms downstairs which excited English Heritage
enough to buy and preserve the crumbling factory.
A four-page document on the site was sent to the planning department at Waltham Forest Council by English Heritage
in December last year.
Some who contact English Heritage
with their stories will be invited to attend a commemorative service at Dover Castle on June 4, the final day of the rescue mission, when wreaths will be laid at the statue of Admiral Ramsay which looks across the English Channel PASSPORT Their recollections will form the backbone of an exhibition due to open in 2011 in the Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle, the HQ of Vice Admiral Bertram Home Ramsay, who directed the evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo.
To arrange a visit or ask for more information, owners should call their nearest English Heritage
regional office, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/contactus.
David Graham, a trustee of the charity, said that he had "no problems" with English Heritage
and was "not stepping on their toes", but added that his organisation realised the "need to broaden horizons".