Tag Archive: Somerset

Saxon workshop evidence found by amateur archaeologists in Somerset

Saxon Forge

Amateur archaeologists have unearthed what is believed to be a Saxon workshop in a dig in Somerset. The foundations were uncovered along with a large Norman building at an undisclosed location on the Mendip Hills. Saxon keys and a 13th Century jug were also among the finds. Project leader Pip Osborne, said: “There’s no written…

Grail Quest Race 2017: sign up now for Somerset’s toughest, most medieval challenge

The Grail Quest Doomsday-ditch

As long time readers and listeners know I love Obstacle Course racing and even competed on American Ninja Warrior! If you live in or near Somerset you can compete in a Medieval Obstacle Race called The Grail Quest Race. The Grail Quest is a medieval themed, 10km obstacle course race based in Somerset. Sign up…

Workmen begin ripping up cobbles of perfectly preserved medieval village because of health and safety fears

I reported on the cobblestone streets of Somerset almost a year ago. It looks like the work has finally begun. ~The Archivist Workmen have begun ripping up the cobbled streets of a perfectly preserved medieval village over health and safety fears. The ancient roads and paths were an iconic feature in the historic settlement of…

Experts to meet public at Medieval Bishop’s Palace in bid to raise £320,000 for Frome Hoard

A public appeal to save the largest Roman coin hoard ever found in Britain will host a major fundraising event at a Medieval palace in Somerset later this month. The Art Fund needs to raise £320,250 by February 19 to buy the Frome Hoard, a buried pot of more than 52,000 coins found by metal…