Historic treasures on show in Axbridge

ANCIENT treasures found by metal detector enthusiasts are on show at Axbridge s museum.

ANCIENT treasures found by metal detector enthusiasts are on show at Axbridge's museum.

King John's Hunting Lodge has set up a new exhibition featuring old coins, musket balls and horse irons which have been discovered by Weston Historical Research and Detecting Association.

The display shows people what has been found in the area when enthusiasts have scoured the soil and sands and also gives tips on how to unearth the treasures.

Members of the Axbridge and District Museum Trust are also hoping to set up exhibitions on each of the villages which were part of the old Axbridge district to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the town's first charter.

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The old district included villages such as Wedmore, Cheddar, Mark, Winscombe, the Allertons, Badgworth, Brent Knoll and Winscombe and the exhibitions will be starting in March next year and will be up for a month each.

Anyone interested in setting up a display on their village can contact the museum on 01934 732012.

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