Long Melford heritage exhibits on show

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Exhibits found in an archaeological dig in Long Melford have gone on show at the village’s heritage centre, which is open again.

The centre was set up last year in the village hall and became very popular after the village was featured in a BBC TV programme called The Great British Story.

It is now opening again until the autumn and is located at the rear of the village hall in Chemist Lane, opposite The Bull.

Long Melford parish councillor John Nunn, one of the centre’s co-founders, said: “We’re very excited to be opening again. We have some extraordinary new exhibits on show, including Roman amphoras (storage vessels) dating back almost 2,000 years.

“We’re also featuring details of the archaeological dig that took place last year at the village primary school, the 1960s pipeline dig in Hall Street, and details of Melford and Sudbury’s wartime support of HMS Scarab, a naval ship that fought in numerous sea battles.”

The heritage centre is open on Saturdays, from 10am to 4pm, on Sundays, from noon to 4pm, and on Wednesdays, from 2pm to 4pm, until the autumn. Further details can be found on the village website at www.longmelford.co.uk,