My name is Wil Partridge, and having done my time as the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Devon & Somerset I have recently taken over from Richard Henry as the FLO for Wiltshire, based at the Salisbury Museum.
In my previous role I learnt many things – but mainly became very familiar with the M5 motorway, as you might imagine.
Archaeology has been my passion ever since I helped carry a dead German Shepherd out to the freezer on my work experience at a vet’s, and I have been exceedingly lucky to have stumbled into a role which lets me indulge this hobby horse; it being my job to identify and record archaeological artefacts found by members of the public. I grew up in Bristol, where I stayed to study for my Undergraduate Degree in Archaeology, focusing on the Early Medieval period, and have since spent much of my free time studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies. Richard’s fantastic team of volunteers was the envy of all FLOs, and I am very much looking forward to working with them for the foreseeable future!