What’s on offer at this Rally ?
People have been coming and going across the Moorlands since the year
dot. Often forgotten, the Staffordshire Moorlands has turned up some spectacular
finds, not least the Staffordshire Moorlands Patera.
On site, we have part of an ancient drovers route. As the section crosses
the river it would have made a natural resting spot. Many trade routes
passed through the Staffordshire Moorlands.
One field contained an old school, long gone with just a few stones remaining
to mark where it once was. We found a couple of old musket balls whilst
stone picking once. What really went on there ?
There are the remains of a couple of tiny buildings (possibly shepherds
huts) and a strange mound (pictured below). Buxton (an ancient roman town)
is located just 6 miles away, so it is likely that the Romans travelled
This part of the Staffordshire Moorlands was renowned in days gone by
for lawlessness, counterfeiting, border running and all round skulduggery.
The term Flash Harry was thought to have originated from the activities
of Flash residents, the highest village in England on the border with 3
counties. Flash is a stones throw away. Who knows what ill gotten gains
Is there gold in them there hills ?
There is only one way to find out. Book your place and join us on October
30th for a great day’s detecting.
Sunday 30th October 2016
- 9am til 4pm
- Over 100 acres of detecting ground
- Welcome tea and coffee
- Optional Buffet Lunch
- Toilet on site
- All ground within walking distance
- Ticket price £15 per detector
- Optional Buffet Lunch £5 per person
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