Hens dig up Medieval knight's spur

Halstead Gazette: Hens dig up Medieval knight's spur Hens dig up Medieval knight's spur

Staff at Mountfitchet Castle were stunned yesterday when one of the resident hens scratched up within the grounds of the historic village a ‘rowel’ from a Medieval knight’s spur.

A visitor to the attraction in the Stansted area witnessed the event and thinking this ‘trinket’ could be something of historical importance immediately handed it into the visitor centre.

After a quick wash of the item, the owner of the attraction Jeremy Goldsmith quickly identified it as a part of a spur as worn by Knights over 1000 years ago.

The rowel which dates back to Medieval times and is the spinning wheel part of the spur.

It will be put out on display for all visitors to see over the Easter holidays.

 

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7:39am Mon 7 Apr 14

Bhudeeka says...

fascinating that hen should get a pressy for finding something so precious historically
fascinating that hen should get a pressy for finding something so precious historically Bhudeeka
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2:53pm Mon 7 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Good idea Bhudeeka!

I never doubted that you would come up with one eventually.

1kg pack of Sage & Onion stuffing in the post!
Good idea Bhudeeka! I never doubted that you would come up with one eventually. 1kg pack of Sage & Onion stuffing in the post! OMPITA [Intl]
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