2nd November 1940

Alarm from 6.30am to 7.25, but nothing over. Another at 11 o’clock, for 10 minutes. Few people came into the Castle.

Essex archaeology news 2010 - please see Steve Verhey's comment below on today's post. The BBC link is here.


Steve Verhey said...

Eric, look at this, from the BBC!

Archaeologists have unearthed a collection of Bronze Age axe heads, spear tips and other 3,000-year-old metal objects buried in an Essex field. The items include an intact pottery container with heavy contents which has been removed undisturbed.

The materials are now at a local museum where archaeologists hope to uncover new insights into Bronze Age Britain. "This is a really exciting find," said local archaeologist Laura McLean.

"To find a hoard still located in its Bronze Age context, below the level of ploughed soil, is very rare. The fact that there is pottery involved makes the find even more unusual." The location was reported to archaeologists at Colchester and Ipswich Museums by a landowner from the Burnham-on-Crouch area and Mr. J. Humphreys, a metal detectorist.

E J Rudsdale said...

Thanks for passing this on Steve - Eric would love this! What an amazing find! CP