Exciting finds from ‘Peterborough’s Pompeii’

News of archaeological finds at Must Farm near Peterborough continues to break thanks to the work of Cambridge Archaeological Unit, which has published its first books about Britain’s biggest hoard of Bronze Age artefacts – the dig revealed 10 wooden homes, destroyed by fire c.850BC. [@CambridgeUnit]

The mop fair

Nell Darby details the history of the statute fair, or mop fair, where servants tried to find work, but could became the victims of crime instead. In my local town, a fair is held twice a year. It’s a rather standard event; there are fairground rides, stalls where you can shoot a can to win … Read more