Finding Treasure in the Marches

This morning 12 poets joined me and Peter Reavill, our regional Finds Liaison Officer, in a workshop exploring just some of the treasure trove of the Welsh Marches.  Peter blew us away with a mix of archaeological precision and rich storytelling – the hedge under which someone, in 1645, buried the Bitterley Hoard; the river ford where someone wrenched the Dinham Pommel from a sword, … Continue reading Finding Treasure in the Marches

Finding Treasure – gold, dust and detectorists

For knifed into the bronze, my troll-wife leads her horse down these same paths. All night her long hand bridles him with snakes to make him tame. her long eye is my old amulet she is the secret dark inside of barrows   I’m working with Peter Reavill, the Regional Field Officer of the PAS – Portable Antiquities Scheme, looking at ways of developing a … Continue reading Finding Treasure – gold, dust and detectorists