Buried treasure found at Membury

PUBLISHED: 13:11 02 April 2012

Ian James(chairman on Yeovil metal detecting club) and Mark Burrough(the land owner) with the coins they are donating to Membury school. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhv 1926-14-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Ian James(chairman on Yeovil metal detecting club) and Mark Burrough(the land owner) with the coins they are donating to Membury school. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhv 1926-14-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Metal detecting enthusiasts unearth cache of James 1 coins

Buried treasure is set to give youngsters at Membury some extra spending money.

Ancient coins found by metal detecting enthusiasts have been “donated” to the village primary school – and could net them around £2,000.

Some 200 ‘detectorists’ from various local clubs, along with local residents, were invited to go treasure hunting at Bewley Down recently, thanks to landowners, Mr and Mrs Mark Burrough.

It proved a very fruitful day, with a hoard of James 1 coins being found, along with jewellery from the Roman times. On Friday some of the ‘detectorists’ visited the local school to show the children their finds, and explain to them the historical interest they hold.

Money raised from the sale of the ancient coins will be given to the school’s PTFA.


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