Battle Abbey plans metal detect posted 23rd December 2012

Secret info (not so secret now): Apparently the powers that be have decided they are going to investigate the site at Battle Abbey – the truth is they have to. My spies tell me that its going to consist of a metal detect on the battlefield – something they have never done before. It appears that the object of the exercise is to employ the battlefieldstrust people (funded by English Heritage) to prove that the battlefield at Battle really is the battlefield – despite the written evidence telling us it isn’t.

This is really great because the rumour is they have employed Dr Foard who was the archaeologist on Bosworth  When asked about it he did not deny it. Consequently English Heritage have now drawn the double edged sword from the sheath. If the investigation is going ahead its got to be made public. Lets hope our journalist friends find out and cover it in full. Its one thing to claim its there but another to investigate and keep the project secret as an insurance policy. Either it is there or it isnt and the public must be told if it isn’t. More progress it seems 2012 will be an eventful year in Sussex – Merry Christmas everyone.

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