Posts Tagged ‘ Staffordshire Hoard ’

Saturday snippets – 16th November 2013

Nov 16th, 2013 | By

Adrian considers – among other things – how fresh Lady Gaga’s meat dress might be, thanks bikers on the M25 and wonders why pets and service personnel seem to be better treated in America.



Staffordshire Hoard Saved

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By

It has been announced this afternoon that the National Heritage Memorial Fund will give £1.285 million to save the Anglo-Saxon Hoard that was found last year in fields in Staffordshire. (see CD-Traveller 15/1/2010 and 30/9/2009) This, together with the money raised by the councils and the public donations, will enable the hoard to be kept in the area. As such it will form a considerable visitor attraction in the years to come.
It has also been announced that there will be an archaeological dig in the area to see if it is possible to decide why the hoard was left there or whether there are other finds in the area.
For the full details of the announcement see http://search.hlf.org.uk/NHMFWeb/LatestNews/



Supporting the Staffordshire Hoard

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

Back in September (CD-Traveller 30/9/09) we wrote about the Staffordshire Hoard of over 1500 finds that had been found in a field by a metal detector. When they went on display in Birmingham, the queues to see it went around the museum and tickets were rationed. (www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk.)
Such a magnificent find (for once the word isn’t an exaggeration) deserves to stay in the Midlands rather than London and so Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum is trying to raise £3.3 million in just 13 weeks to buy the hoard. They will then need another £1.7 million to display it. So far £500,000 has been raised in the first week.
If you feel you can contribute, please go to www.artfund.org/staffordshire_hoard/



Anglo-Saxon Gold in Birmingham

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Unless you have been asleep for the last week you will know that an amateur metal detector found a magnificent hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold in a field in Staffordshire last July. The finds, amounting to over 1500, have been partially cleaned and experts are drooling over quite what this means and how it explains what idiots over the years have called the Dark Ages. Dark they certainly weren’t and this treasure shows how capable they were at working metals and how artistic they were as well.