Metal Detecting around the Staffordshire Hoard Site
On Saturday 26th October 2013, Historic UK will be taking a trip to a (no-doubt windswept) field near Hammerwich in Staffordshire, only a short distance from where the famous Staffordshire Hoard was found in 2009.
Although we don’t expect to find much in the way of buried treasure, we are hoping to test out our brand new C.SCOPE Bill Wyman Signature Metal Detector which we’re all thoroughly excited about!
Our chosen metal detecting site has a history dating back some 2,000 years, and is just a few miles from the Roman town of Wall, itself the junction between the ancient roads of Watling Street and Icknield Street. It is through this area that the 14th Legion would have marched through in AD50 during their advance into Wales.
This area would have also been the centre of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia. Lichfield, only a few miles from our detecting site, was thought to have been a significant settlement in Mercia, especially considering that it is the final resting place of king Ceolred.
If you would like to follow our progress on the day then please feel free to use our live blog below. The live blog will also be kept available as an archive for those who miss the event.
Wish us luck!