PUBLISHED: 10:56 13 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:13 13 February 2019 Rowan Mantell The Sheringham Viking Festival 2018 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018 ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434 As the new Viking exhibition at Norwich Castle unveils some of the country’s greatest Viking treasures we visit Viking links around Norfolk from a festival in Sheringham to a great heathen army in Thetford. SHERINGHAMA boat burning, a beach battle, a living history encampment parade and axe throwing are all part of Sheringham’s Viking Festival. From Saturday February 16 to Saturday February 23 Vikings will rampage through Sheringham – before burning a boat on the beach in a spectacular finale.The Viking Festival, organised by Sheringham Carnival Association, also includes the chance to find out more about the Viking history of the town, take part in Viking crafts, hear Old Norse sagas, make Viking good-luck charms and runes, and design … [Read more...] about Where can I find Viking treasures in Norfolk?
Finding buried treasure
PUBLISHED: 06:57 07 February 2019 | UPDATED: 07:35 07 February 2019 Vicky Angear Playing the treasure map game at Milton Methodist Church. Picture: Jeremy Long (C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved Children searched for chocolate coins, made money boxes and designed treasure chests at a messy church event in Milton. Robyn, aged five, and Maria, aged six, making pearl oyster biscuits at Milton Methodist Church's messy church. Picture: Jeremy LongMilton Methodist Church hosted the family fun day and put on an array of crafts, games and challenges for children to enjoy.The theme for the event was hidden treasure and youngsters enjoyed finding chocolate coins, covering money boxes with jewels and creating treasure chests to store their wares in.Games included a ping pong pearl challenge and a treasure map quest.Those with a sweet tooth were also able to decorate biscuits.Crafts at Milton. Picture: Jeremy LongFamiles watched a Bible drama, … [Read more...] about Treasure hunt and crafts at messy church fun day
Still trying to unravel the meaning of the 2019 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt clues? The medallion was found by John Collins of Fridley, a lifelong Pioneer Press Treasure Hunter, just minutes after the 12th scrambled clue was released late Wednesday night. Here are the clues that led the winner to the hiding spot — and the explanations behind them. CLUE #1 For the sake of a wall we’re in a grand stall Explanation: Exhorts federal employees who are idled by the government shutdown to make the most of their time and hunt for the treasure. “Park” indicates the medallion is in a park. “Stall” alludes to the hundreds of stalls that once made up the Twin City Packing Company on Long Lake that once vied with the South St. Paul stockyards in the late 1800s. CLUE #2 This sounds less than clever, but this year we endeavor Explanation: The weather this year had the CW flummoxed. In year’s past, the puck has often been encased in ice to help camouflage … [Read more...] about The 2019 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt clues explained
They’re trading their shovels for rakes this year for the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt. Some might even bring leaf blowers. That’s right: In this year bereft of snow, it’s time for the annual Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt, presented by Fury Jeep. This oh-so-St. Paul tradition turns the east metro into one big, friendly small town, where all kinds of people come together over a coveted medallion — and brave the cold to do it. The maximum prize: a cool $10,000 cash. RELATED: Where the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt medallion has been found over the years Year 68 of the hunt officially begins Sunday, with enough daily clues — from a clue writer who’s the best-kept secret in St. Paul — to run through Jan. 31. But amid this brownout, will it be another 12-clue hunt? Veteran searchers hope so, but this year’s lack of snow is a game-changer, they say. “In order to (go all 12 days of the hunt) they’ll come up with a clever natural … [Read more...] about Pioneer Press Treasure Hunters, time to find the $10K medallion
PUBLISHED: 14:23 25 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:34 25 November 2018 Simon Parkin A Roman denarius coin found by detectorists from Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group in Old Buckenham. Picture: Godfrey Pratt Archant Buried treasures from down the centuries that shed light on one Norfolk village’s fascinating past have been unearthed by amateur metal detectorists. A cabinet of finds made by detectorists from Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group who hold regular digs across Norfolk. Picture: Godfrey PrattMembers of Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group spent two scorching hot summer days scouring two sites in Old Buckenham on digs in aid of charity.Amongst the fascinating finds unearthed were two Roman brooches, a decorated Anglo Saxon strap-end, and 12 medieval hammered silver coins. These included a 13th century Scottish penny of Alexander, a Queen Elizabeth I sixpence dated 1574, still in remarkably good condition, and a 16th century Venetian soldino. Among the … [Read more...] about Norfolk centuries of treasures unearthed by detectorists