Re: Your local History/Archaeology
I have found alot of bits of roman pottery over the years just going to local hills and feilds (known as Brushes Clough.)
I think the most amazing thing that has been found in my family was a pile of Rifles and stuff from the first world war.
I was a small child at the time, around 6, we lived in a huge victorian stone house.
My mum wanted to put a small pond in the garden so my father began to dig, most of the soil was clay and had alot of sharp stones and bits of pottery in so we ended up digging very deep.
My dad eventually hit a bit stone slab so he deciced to leave it for a few days untill he could get around it and get friends to help him move it.
Co-incidentally not long after my mother was shopping and ran in2 the old owners of the house, they told my mum there was an old well in the garden that had thier grandfathers old weapons in from, the 1st world war.
I never actually recall seeing the weapons but apparently my dad and several of his friends did move the slab and verified this story!
My mum said they left the rifles and things there and put new soil over, we did get a small pond in the end.
We dont live in the house anymore but I believe they are still there.