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BREAKING NEWS ! HOMES EVACUATED NEAR LEWES CASTLE OVER FEARS OF COLLAPSE !

Properties near the boundary wall of Lewes Castle have been evacuated as it is at risk of collapsing.

The council have been alerted to “possible movement” of the wall, and a bow in its structure is visible. A section fell into a house in 2019

A letter from structural experts to residents of Mount Cottages said the nearby wall was “imminently dangerous”.

Lewes District Council said the houses must remain empty while further assessments are carried out.

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People in at least six homes received the letter, which said that following the assessment from the structural engineer the wall was found to be “an imminently dangerous structure… in danger of collapse”.

The council said it has now instructed a specialist contractor to put supports in place to help prevent any further movement, and will carry out further assessments of the integrity of the wall.

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DETECTORIST FROM LANCING FINDS AND RETURNS 186 YEAR OLD GOLD RING

Geoff Smith, who lives near Lancing Beach in West Sussex, found a ring from 1834 lying on the beach in the shingle.

He this week met family of Liz Honywood, the woman named on the ring, who were overjoyed to accept it.

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Alexina Berwick, Mrs Honywood’s four times great niece, said her family were now considering donating it to a museum to tell the amazing story.

Mr Smith has been a hobbyist metal detector since 2015 and often goes out scanning nearby land with his wife Kay.

Several weeks ago he was on a night scan of Lancing Beach in West Sussex when his head torch picked out a gold band glimmering in the light.

Picking it up, he was astounded to see it was an old ring with an inscription still clearly visible.

Although it had been fashioned into what looked like a top fitted onto a cane, the words Liz Honywood and the date – 29th September 1834 – were still etched deeply into the gold.

It is thought to be a mourning ring – made for widows who want to remember departed spouses.

Mr Smith, who lives near the beach, said: ‘It was just poking out of the sand.

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In 2009 two Detectorists found Saxon graves near Lewes

Back in 2009 Bob White and Cliff Smith, stumbled upon the Saxon cemetery while metal-detecting on farmland outside Lewes As soon as they realised the importance of the site they sought advice from the police and local archaeologists who decided to excavate the graves immediately after seeking permission from the landowner.

Three graves were uncovered, one holding the remains of a man and two of a woman.

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One of the females was buried with a bronze bowl which still had a working handle as well as gilded brooches and silver belt decorations.

The male was buried with a spear and shield and this with other artefacts suggested the family was relatively wealthy and of a high status within their local community.

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Exceat: The ancient East Sussex village wiped out by the Black Death

It was once a thriving village in the Cuckmere Valley – but the Black Death decimated Exceat to extinction.

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Cuckmere Haven is one of the most stunning parts of Sussex, but the area looked completely different 700 years ago.

While today the region is a peaceful place known for its natural beauty, the mouth of the river Cuckmere was once a thriving naval village.

Almost completely empty today, the fields north of the English Channel were once home to an ancient village – Exceat.

Exceat was a bustling fishing village founded in Saxon times. It was sheltered from the weather by the protection of the Cuckmere Valley, and some historians think it could have been a very successful fishing base.

The village was also said to have been one of the most important naval bases for King Alfred the Great, widely recognised as the first King of England.

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DELAYS IN TREASURE PROCESS PLACING HERITAGE AT RISK.

We should ALWAYS record. No matter the delay. My experience of group finds over the past few years has been excellent, with finds moving through the system quickly.

But- The BBC reports, Pete Beasley, an enthusiast from Hampshire, said it was taking years for discoveries to be processed and as a result some people had stopped handing their finds to the authorities.

The British Museum said the process was taking longer because of Covid restrictions.

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The public can face an unlimited fine or up to three months in prison for failing to reporting treasure.

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TONY & ALEX BOTH FIND GOLD ON CLUB DIG.

Peaky Finders and Detecting The Weald metal detecting group hit the fields every Sunday and you can join them.

To come along to a dig simply keep an eye on our facebook page and group for our events, click ‘going’ and we will soon be in touch.

Experienced detectorists and those new to the hobby are welcome.

In the video below we see a Gold Sovereign found by Tony, and a Gold Guinea that arose for Alex.

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BEACH DETECTING: IT’S NOT ALWAYS MODERN FINDS

Detectorist John Cornwall has now made two amazing and historic finds whilst detecting beaches in the South of England.

A couple of years back John unearthed a Bronze axe head, seen in the video below, and recently a Anglo Scandinavian bridle fitting arose.

Unaware of the significance of his find at the time, it was only after posting his days finds on facebook John recieved the following comment.

“The item with the two loops above the key is a brilliant find!!! It’s an 11th century Anglo Scandinavian bridle fitting. Really important discovery for the area and worth recording!!”

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Another cracking beach find for John, AKA ‘POM Z Metal Detecting’ on youtube.

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BRONZE AGE AXE FOUND BEACH DETECTING !

Detectorists John Cornwall, AKA ‘Pom Z Metal Detecting’ on youtube got he shock of his life whilst detecting a Sussex beach.

John was expecting to dig the usual beach finds, modern coinage, jewellery, maybe a ring and a few tide worn pre decimals.

But on this outing John got the surpise of his life when he unearthed a Bronze age axe head !

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Video below.

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