Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Metal detecting in Old Buckenham

What will they find?
Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group (NHRG) will be holding a charity metal-detecting dig in Old Buckenham on Sunday 6 August. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Raise the Roof appeal for the re-thatching of All Saints Church.
The dig will take place at Old Hall Farm in Harlingwood Lane. The fields to be metal-detected are situated between the site of Buckenham old castle on Abbey Road, and the new castle just outside New Buckenham. According to the NHRG treasurer, who lives in Old Buckenham, they are hopeful of recovering some interesting items of buried heritage from Old Buckenham’s distant past.
If anyone from the village is interested to see what’s discovered, there will be a display of finds at the Registration Point situated at Old Hall Farm buildings in Harlingwood Lane. The display will be available to view between 2pm and 4pm on the day of the dig and there will be someone from NHRG on hand to identify the finds and explain their significance. Afterwards, the finds will be taken to the Finds Liaison Officer at the County Archaeologist’s Office to be accurately identified and recorded on the national PAS (Portable Antiquities Scheme) database.
If anyone would like any further details, please contact Godfrey Pratt by email to

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