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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Buried treasure

Spring having sprung, I am getting the ground around the water tower ready for seeding and planting.   This means digging and, in the process, unearthing bits and pieces like the one below:

It is brass and was most probably a Midland Railway (MR) uniform badge.   These crop up on E-Bay from time to time but this one is special because of its location here by the tower in Settle.   It was found behind the water tower.   It is anybody's guess how it got there - perhaps the wearer was up to no good in the privacy of the location?

This is only the latest in a string of finds - telegraph equipment galore, a couple of signals, glass bottles and pottery.   Much of it was unearthered when JCBs were digging of course.   The area presently being dug is at the top of the banking where the topsoil remained largely undisturbed so there may be more like this.
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