Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Out of the Dark Ages: Stafford’s Anglo-Saxon Origins

Starting on Tuesday 28 June, 2011 at Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford. 

Exhibition entitled: Out of the Dark Ages: Stafford’s Anglo-Saxon Origins

From Tuesday 28 June – 1 October

10am – 4pm

The Ancient High House, Stafford

Out of the Dark Ages: Stafford’s Anglo-Saxon Origins.

A unique opportunity to get close-up to Stafford’s Dark Age roots at the borough council run ‘High House’ in the town’s Greengate Street.

A selection of rare treasures have been brought together to help reveal the emergence of the ancient kingdom of Mercia and the origins of Anglo-Saxon Stafford.

In support of Professor Martin Carver’s book: Birth of a Borough,’ based on over four decades of archaeological research in the county town.

The exhibition includes many Anglo-Saxon artefacts discovered in Stafford, including a range of Stafford-ware pottery and coins from the town’s Saxon Mint. Also on view for the first time ever in Stafford is the unique seventh century gold pendant unearthed in 2005 – on special loan from a private collection.

Free. Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

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