Most successful ‘Finds Day’ ever run in Wiltshire!

Most successful ‘Finds Day’ ever run in Wiltshire!

Roger Clark, honorary curator at Bradford on Avon Museum, with the rare 17th century spoon found near the foundations of the Saxon church, with Tracey Williams, honorary trustee, and Katie Hinds, Wiltshire county finds liaison officer, who is based at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.

When we held our first ‘Finds Identification Day’ in September, we had no idea...

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Buried clothes riddle solved

Buried clothes riddle solved

One of the more curious collections of objects brought into Finds Day was a hoard of old black felt hats, shoes, buckles, braces and buttons found by Clare Pugh and her son Flynn from Bradford on Avon while they were out walking their dog Bunty along the canal bank at Avoncliff.

Clare and Flynn had spotted the hats – along with leather soles, collars and cuffs, strips of fur,...

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Rare medieval ring dug up in Winsley

Rare medieval ring dug up in Winsley

A very unusual finger ring dug up in a lavender patch in Winsley has been identified by Katie Hinds and Nick Griffiths of Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum as a medieval copper alloy finger ring from 1485- 1600 that may have been worn by someone with connections to the Yorkists/Richard III.

Discovered earlier this summer, the distinctive ring has two hands clasped in troth (faith)...

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