Iron Age dog skeleton finally gets a new name

PUBLISHED: 17:30 16 June 2016

Children who won the competition being presented their prizes.

Children who won the competition being presented their prizes.


He may have waited around 2,600 years but an Iron Age dog skeleton has a new name thanks to four creative children.

Children who won the competition being presented their prizes.Children who won the competition being presented their prizes.

Weston Museum ran a competition asking children to name its dog exhibit ahead of its refurbishment.

Four youngsters chose the name Rusty – and the dog will become the museum’s mascot when it reopens in 2017. The winners were Jack Morris, Joe Rossiter, Max Pester and Romany Adams-Bordon.

The museum is giving people the chance to find out more about being a volunteer on Tuesday from 9.30am-12.30 at the Badger Centre in Wadham Street. Email to register your interest.

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