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Newark's National Civil War Centre invites detectorists to artefact identification session

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The stories of mystery objects will be unfurled tomorrow (Saturday) as the National Civil War Centre in Newark welcomes metal detectorists and members of the public to its latest finds identification session.

Anyone who has uncovered an object they’d like to find out more about is invited to come along to seek answers from 10am to 3pm.

Nottinghamshire finds liaison officer Meghan King will be on hand to record finds from detectorists and attempt to identify objects that have been found in gardens or while walking in fields.


There will also be a chance to handle civil war finds from the centre’s collection as well as more ancient finds brought by Meghan. Many of the objects on display at the centre were found by eagle-eyed members of the public, most notably the Newark Torc, which was unearthed by detectorist Maurice Richardson in 2005.

Kevin Winter, of the museum, said: “It’s wonderful to see the varied artefacts brought in by members of the public which, while not always valuable, help to tell the story of the local area which has a fantastically rich history spanning thousands of years.”

The event is free and takes place in the Newark Palace Theatre foyer. Go to nationalcivilwarcentre.com.

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