EJ Rudsdale on Twitter from 3 September 2019

17th September 1940

Museum Committee today. Nothing much, except that Laver brought in a very fine early burial group, found by Osmund Locke, in his garden in Lexden Park, when digging a shelter.

This is an exceptionally good find, although it was badly broken up when got out. The fine bronze fibulae which Laver brought in Aug. 1st are part of this group, the whole forming a very valuable find.

As soon as these vessels are repaired they will have to be packed away, although perhaps we might exhibit them for a short time, and take a chance. I heard today that Coggeshall Church was destroyed in the raid last night, nothing being left except the tower. This is most serious news, though how true it is I do not know.

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