Metal Detecting

With Brettenham Park first beingĀ being given royal consent to be a hunting lodge by Henry III in 1247, and with the existing school house being built in the early 17th Century, we are quite hopeful that we may find our fortunes through the new metal de-tecting activity. If we do find a horde of Plantagenet gold, we may not have to wait too much longer to cover the swimming pool! With such thoughts of fortune and glory we set off yesterday for our first session to search theĀ estate and map our trail. Although we failed to find any of the handful of coins that Mr Griffiths had scattered through the orchard, our day was complete with three discoveries: an unidentified rusty metal cap, a beer can with an expiry date of July 1993 and a foil Pepperoni wrapper. It was not exactly what our dreams were made of but, if nothing else, we know what the diets of the alumni may have consisted of!


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