Friday, 5 March 2010

False money and buttons

Wednesday afternoon we headed for Tower Hill tube for the book launch of Penny’s first crime novel ‘Like False Money’. This was held at the headquarters of ALCS , the writer’s copyright society of which she is currently chair. It was an excellent launch held in the wood-beamed roof space of the listed building, a fitting venue for this literary occasion. Penny’s speech was informative and witty and well received by an eclectic mix of attendees. Wine and nibbles warmed us for the trek home. We bought signed copies for Jackie, Bea and ourselves.

Yesterday I headed off early again for another dig at Crawley. This time my finds were limited to two buttons, a small tombac one the size of a sixpence and a coppery one, flat with four centre holes slightly smaller and quite corroded. At the end of the dig I met someone who found part of an early fibula or broach. I also heard that a couple of hammered coins were found.

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