The Finding of the Newark Torc and other Treasures

at Bottesford Community Library, Grantham Road, Bottesford

Maurice Richardson holding the Newark torc. | Courtesy of Mr Richardson.
Maurice Richardson holding the Newark torc.
Courtesy of Mr Richardson.

Part of the Leicestershire and Rutland Festival of Archaeology 2018

A talk by metal detectorist Maurice Richardson. Maurice, from Newark, has more than 50 years’ experience of discovering historic artifacts. He had the good fortune to find the gold torc, an iron-age neck ornament, in a field near Newark. The torc was said to be one of the finest ever found, and eventually sold for over £300,000. In this talk he will give an account of his finding of the Newark torc, and of the many other discoveries he has made over the years.

The door will be open at 7pm and the event will start at 7.30pm. After the talk there will be the chance to examine and discuss Maurice’s display of his finds, and to enjoy light refreshments.

Reservations: The library has limited space, so please contact us to reserve your places via the telephone number or email address given below.

 

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