On the day when we had all four seasons in bewteen dawn and dusk (Tuesday 26th April) three of the PAS volunteers (Portable Antiquities Scheme) went to the Somerset History Centre for training on Roman brooches.  Sally Worrell, National Finds Adviser – Prehistoric, Iron Age and Roman Artefacts – was in charge of a training day on Iron age and Roman brooches. They are the most common finds of the period, dating from a time when all clothing was held together, not by button and zips, but by pins.

And what pins…!


We learned a lot, enjoyed the day, and were well fed.. What more can one ask?

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Alyson and Claire