Long Melford artefacts to be displayed

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A MUSEUM showcasing historical items discovered as part of a television series could be set up in Long Melford.

Local historian Rob Simpson and Long Melford parish councillor John Nunn have formed a group to raise funds and organise a permanent display area for artefacts found during “The Big Dig”.

The event, held in July, saw more than 40 pits dug in locations across the village and was filmed by BBC historian Michael Wood and Carenza Lewis, from Channel Four’s Time Team. It is due to be screened in the spring.

Items dating back as far as the Stone Age were found during the dig, which will be screened next year.

Mr Nunn said: “We raised more than £600 towards the project at the Long Melford Christmas Extravaganza weekend, but we still need to raise more money to purchase display cases and boards to complete the project and make this something for the village to be proud of.”

He added that both the parish council and Long Melford Business Association hoped the museum, the location of which is yet to be decided, would bring more people to the village.

For more information on the project, contact the parish council on 01787 378084, or call in to the council offices in Hall Street, Long Melford.