On 26 February, members of the Cornovii Discoverers Metal Detecting Club, carefully set about unearthing untold treasures hidden for many years beneath the turf of CSRC’s fields.
This was a special fundraising event that saw over 75 detectorists come from all over the north-west.
Armed with specialist equipment, treasures were retrieved from the Offa’s Dyke fields and Roman monument, with history dating back to the Bronze Age.
Amongst the items found were: a Charles 1st hammered half penny, a Georgian brooch, a love toke, a Queen Victoria 1862 half penny, a mourning locket, a Henry VI Calais mint groat, a medieval annular broach and so much more.
No ancient pots of gold were found, but CSRC did receive a pot of gold from the club, as funds raised from participant fees and refreshment sales came to just over £1,000!
Pictured above: Tracey Pearson, CSRC Fundraising Manager, gratefully received a cheque from John Parry, Chairman of Cornovii Discoverers MDC & Member of Wrexham Lions Club.