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WNTV - 1st Century Roman Brooch found near Harewood End
of Archenfield Archaeology found a 1st Century Roman brooch
whilst fieldwalking near Harewood End in the parish of
Hentland recently. The brooch is of a type which until
recently were referred to as fibulae, the singular noun,
'fibula' meaning pin. This type of brooch is now known
as a 'bow brooch'.
Celtic-style, trumpet brooch dates to the 1st / 2nd century
AD and is of a type which worked like a modern safety
pin, used to secure clothing. It is also decorative and
may have been worn for its own sake.
is the first Roman brooch recorded from any of the twelve
parishes in the Archenfield Archaeology study area. Stray
finds of this type occur randomly and usually represent
the chance loss of the object. Objects like the one found
are as likely to be found away from settlements as near
Friday, 10th March, I visited Archaeology near Fownhope
and photographed the brooch. Whilst there I asked Huw
Sherlock, finder of the artefact if he would like to be
my first victim of Wyenot Television and record how and
where he found it. To my amazement, he agreed. Click
here to watch what Huw had to say on Wyenot Television.
WNTV - An Aerobathon for Matt
Health & Fitness Club held a three hour sponsored
aerobathon in memory of Matthew Beddard and to raise money
for the brain tumour research clinic at Birmingham Children's
Hospital on Sunday, 12th March. Approximately fifty people
took part in this mammoth exercise session, including
some of Matt's mates, who helped to make the three hours
fun with their choreography skills and great humour.
passion throughout his life was for sport, so this was
a fitting memorial to him.
Caroline, Tony, Mel, Abi and Nan are extremely grateful
to all who turned out in the snow and participated in
the aerobathon and would like to thank all of you and
well as photographing this event, I took some video footage
for Wyenot Television. I have edited most of it out as
I just left the camera running and it had me in it, taking
photos (you wouldn't want to see that!) but what is left
can be seen by clicking the following link: Wyenot
information on Ross
Health & Fitness Centre can be seen by clicking here.
Work Experience at the Tower of London
'A' level History students from John Kyrle travelled to
London to take part in three seminar workshops at the
Tower of London in February. All three workshops began
with a study of authentic documents and continued with
a session when students handled and assessed the importance
and reliability of historical artefacts. The day ended
with a tour of the Tower itself.
whole experience was extremely educational and enjoyable.
Students found working with the original documents in
the library particularly interesting. Not only did they
assess the actual Tudor accounts, students also had the
opportunity to decipher Tudor and Stuart hand writing.
work that one group attempted concentrated on an inventory
of weapons from the Civil War period. They were given
a variety of text books to help with the study. Part of
the work was also to consider the different prisoners
of the Tower, including the fact that only seven prisoners
were ever executed within the Tower itself. Two of these
were the wives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Katherine
Howard; most people were executed on Tower Hill.
the end of the seminar, whilst working on the documents
one student, Sarah Hicks approached the curator to enquire
if it would be possible for her to experience work at
the Tower during the summer holidays. She was successful
and a week of work experience has been arranged for her
at the end of July. She will be working closely with the
curator of the Tower of London and is looking forward
to being an archivist during that time.
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