Long Melford hits the small screen

A VILLAGE heritage centre, made up of interesting artefacts from the past, will be featured on television tonight

The Long Melford heritage centre, which has been set up in the village hall in Chemists Lane, exhibits historical pictures and archeological finds.

One of the pieces on display is a Stone Age flint axe head, dating from 8300 BC. This was discovered during an archeological dig in the village last year carried out by Carenza Lewis, from Channel Four’s Time Team.

The dig was filmed by Michael Wood, a historian for the BBC, and the find, along with the heritage centre, will feature in an instalment of the series The Great British Story on BBC 2 at 9pm tonight.

Village historian Rob Simpson, who set up the centre with parish councillor John Nunn, said he was excited about the spotlight falling on the village.

“I am reminding as many people as possible that this programme is on and they don’t want to miss it,” said Mr Simpson.

The heritage centre is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.