Home   News   Article

Handling earth’s treasures in Brandon




Henry and Chloe Purvis with Evan Crawshaw, from Thetford, making leather purses
Henry and Chloe Purvis with Evan Crawshaw, from Thetford, making leather purses

Youngsters were able to experience ‘treasures from the earth’ during a free activities day at Brandon Country Park.

The event, hosted by Suffolk County Council’s archaeology service on Wednesday as part of the nationwide Festival of Archaeology, brought real archaeological finds into the clasps of families.

Jack and Erin Riding, from Brandon
Jack and Erin Riding, from Brandon

“We brought our handling collection full of artefacts of all periods,” said finds recording officer Anna Booth, adding that one item in particular – an axe of nearly half a million years old – created ‘quite a lot of excitement for everybody’.

Other activities on offer included making dragons, Saxon purses, and coil clay pots which allowed youngsters to ‘have fun getting their hands dirty’, while GeoSuffolk also brought lots of fossils and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village trialled its new mobile museum.

Annie Garwood, from Bury St Edmunds, with her pinch pot
Annie Garwood, from Bury St Edmunds, with her pinch pot


COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More