Exciting discoveries at Bulmer dig

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Two new trenches were started at an archaeological dig to find out more about links to Bulmer’s past.

The event – run by Stour Valley Community Archaeology at Goldingham Hall – produced evidence of a large medieval manor house. Finds included fiddlehead horseshoe nails and a Jew’s harp.

“Shod horses are indicative of wealth and status,” said group chairman Laure Bonner. “One of the highlights was when 30 pupils from Bulmer Primary School came down to have a go at some hands-on archaeology.”

Goldingham landowner Ashley Cooper explained the history of the site to the children.