28th June 7.30pm
Bilston Town Hall
An introduction to the Portable Antiquities Scheme and interesting finds discovered in the Midlands by Victoria Allnatt
The Portable Antiquities Scheme was established in 1997 as a pilot scheme to encourage the recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. The scheme has now recorded over 1.6 million finds on the database www.finds.org.uk. We also assist with the reporting of Treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 such as the Henrican gold locket that was recently discovered in North Warwickshire. This talk will give an overview of the role of the scheme and include some of the interesting small finds that have been discovered across the Midlands region.
To celebrate the Black Country Societ’s first meeting at Bilston Town Hall, there will be a free drink for all attendees.