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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Colchester: Fenwick Treasure on TV

'Digging For Britain', the first of a series of four, was broadcast on BBC FOUR this evening (3 February 2015).  The programme featured archaeological discoveries during 2014 in the east and south-east of England.  Williams and Griffin, the department store at the top of the High Street, is going through a substantial re-modelling.  The Colchester Archaeological Trust have been on site and discovered the story of a house caught up in the Boudican Revolt of 61AD.  Finds included burnt figs, date, grain and peas, and a skeleton of perhaps the poor occupier brought down by the attack.  But the most spectacular find is a hoard of jewelry hidden from the invaders.  It is known as the Fenwick Treasure. 

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