More of Flodden’s secrets are unearthed

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Alex Massie  , Scotland on Sunday feature on 
Flodden field , nr Coldstream, , ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden.
PIC PHIL WILKINSON.TSPL / JOHNSTON PRESS Alex Massie , Scotland on Sunday feature on Flodden field , nr Coldstream, , ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden.

Flint tools found on Flodden field will be on display at a workshop being run by Rob Young, a historic environment adviser with English Heritage.

The workshop, in Coldstream Museum on Saturday, October 1, is part of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project, during which community volunteers uncovered a range of historical objects from sites found all around Flodden and the battlefield.

Throughout the Flodden 500 project, marking the 500th anniversary on the 1513 Battle of Flodden, many volunteers have taken part in excavations, uncovering a surprising array of flint tools from a wide range of prehistory.

Northumberland is well known for its Bronze Age sites and prehistoric monuments, but the number of flint tools found at Flodden was a surprise to volunteers.

The presence of so many tools in the area shows that Flodden was a site of local importance long before the battle and has been habited for thousands of years.

A third and final workshop will be held on Saturday, October 22, led by David Caldwell, looking at military objects, and will include a demonstration of period weaponry by John Sadler.

To book a free place at one of the workshops, go to www.flodden1513.com or email alistair@hulam.co.uk