Walk unearths treasures

PUBLISHED: 16:48 19 October 2006 | UPDATED: 09:56 31 May 2010

Lizzie Sanders, Gillian Williamson and Sue Lister from the Littlebury History Group with Carolyn Wingfield curator of Saffron Walden Museum - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Lizzie Sanders, Gillian Williamson and Sue Lister from the Littlebury History Group with Carolyn Wingfield curator of Saffron Walden Museum - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

PRE-ROMAN artefacts unearthed in Littlebury were given to the Saffron Walden Museum by the village s historical society on Tuesday. Members of the Littlebury History Group handed over two boxes of finds discovered on a 2004 field walk. Joint leader of the

PRE-ROMAN artefacts unearthed in Littlebury were given to the Saffron Walden Museum by the village's historical society on Tuesday.

Members of the Littlebury History Group handed over two boxes of finds discovered on a 2004 field walk.

Joint leader of the group, Lizzie Sanders, said: "We organised the walk to help us research our local history book which was published last Christmas.

"Thirty seven volunteers collected a range of pottery and metal fragments and animal bones and teeth showing the continuous occupation of the area since pre-Roman times.

"The walk was carried out under the supervision of Dr Tom Williamson from the University of East Anglia in Norwich and all of the exciting discoveries have now been sorted and labelled by the group."

They will now be available for study at the museum where they join a rare gold Celtic coin from 50BC and a bronze Roman coin from about 4AD, which were also uncovered in the village.

All the finds have been loaned to the museum by Lord Braybrooke.

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