Sunday, 6 August 2017

Recovering the past in Old Buckenham

Fine for detecting
Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group (NHRG) held its metal-detecting dig today at Old Hall Farm in Harlingwood Lane, Old Buckenham. The weather was fine, over thirty members of the Group started their searches at 10am and were still at it well into the afternoon.

The finds were put on display so that members of the public could see what had been found. There were many coins, some musket balls, bells from farm animals, a medal and other items needing further investigation.

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The items will get further examination at the NHRG monthly meeting tomorrow.
Afterwards, the finds will be taken to the Finds Liaison Officer at the County Archaeologist’s Office to be recorded on the national PAS (Portable Antiquities Scheme) database.
Any proceeds from this charity event will be donated to the Raise the Roof appeal for the re-thatching of All Saints Church in Old Buckenham. 

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