The Milton Abbas Pendant update

At a meeting in the Reading Rooms, Milton Abbas, on Tuesday 24 January we were very privileged to hear from Clare Randall, archaeologist, and from Liz Selby, Director of Dorset Museum.

The museum is trying to save this important and unique Anglo-Saxon gold and rock crystal treasure found in Milton Abbas for the nation and display it in Dorchester.

This single Anglo-Saxon find dated to the 6th or 7th centuries AD, and probably in a female grave, shows that MIlton Abbas was a high status and important place before the foundation of the monastery in 934. This is the first and only evidence we have so far, and will rewrite the history of Dorset at this time.

Because it is so important I have written up extensive Notes of the Meeting These are available on the Members Section of this website.

Thank you to all our members who have made a donation. We are awaiting news of cheques from two local organisations: Milton Abbas Trust for Community and Heritage, and Milton Abbas Street Fair Trust, both registered charities.

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