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Medieval finds uncovered at Newcastle construction site

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Medieval finds that were preserved in an ancient rubbish dump in Newcastle city centre have been described as some of the richest discoveries ever in the city. Archaeologists have uncovered pottery, animal bone and leather in a dig at the old Newgate shopping centre construction site. It is thought the objects, which have been preserved…

Ancient craftsman setting up business on Isle of Man

A traditional craftsman is hoping for a new lease of life in the island. Having studied medieval engraving, metalwork, leather and woodwork for 17 years, quietly spoken Phil Hatton, 45, is now one of the leading proponents in the field. Some of his pieces beggar belief. Take, for example, his largest commissions – a pair…