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Sutton Hoo: Burial site visitors find out truth behind their own treasures

PUBLISHED: 09:35 09 August 2014

Amateur archeologists had their finds identified at Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge. Left to right, Rafe Roughton and Faye Minter (Senior Finds Recordings Officer, Suffolk County Council).

Amateur archeologists had their finds identified at Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge. Left to right, Rafe Roughton and Faye Minter (Senior Finds Recordings Officer, Suffolk County Council).

A Suffolk National Trust site held an archaeology day for budding treasure hunters yesterday.

Children could try their hand at sand sieving or take part in a Young Archaeologists’ workshop at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge.

There was also an opportunity to meet the four metal detectorists who helped uncover the royal palace site at Rendlesham.

Many archaeological investigations over the last six years have revealed items that suggest high profile Anglo-Saxons lived at Rendlesham, and that 14 centuries ago the site was used for international trade.

Free entry to Sutton Hoo was offered to visitors who brought along archaeological finds for identification by Suffolk’s Senior Finds Recording Officer.

The event was held in conjunction with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, which aims to educate the community of its heritage.

Essex’s Police, Fire and Crime Panel has approved an average £12 increase in council tax - which looks to provide 150 more frontline officers in the county.

A leading medic at the West Suffolk Hospital has given his backing to an appeal to raise £500,000 for a new cardiac unit at the site in Bury St Edmunds.

Quiz night at Seckford Golf Club raises more than £1,200 for Eve appeal for fighting cancer.

Essex’s new fire chief says she was ‘delighted and excited’ to be offered the role.

Teams are being sought for a charity challenge set to test their fitness and resourcefulness and at the same time raise money for a worthy cause.

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