Ancient roman artefacts dug up in Sutton set to go on display at Croydon's Whitgift Centre

A Roman brooch

A glass bead

A mattock- part of a gardening tool from the Roman era

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Ancient Roman artefacts unearthed in Sutton are to be put on display during a new show curated by the Museum of London.

Visitors to the free exhibit will be invited to see, and in some cases handle, local archaeological finds over three days at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon

The star attractions returning to South London will be a number of Roman items found in Beddington, where a large villa complex with bathhouses and barns was discovered during the 1980s, as well as a number of relics dating back to the Iron Age.

Finds from this area include well-preserved women’s brooches and rings, household items including cooking pots and bowls, and a variety of tools.

The Museum of London is also looking for a small group of volunteers from the Croydon and Sutton area, to learn about and handle the artefacts over six weeks, before helping to prepare for the exhibition. 

Adam Corsini, collections manager at the Museum of London, said: "The archaeological remains from this site are some of the most important to be discovered from the late Roman period." 

We’re looking forward to involving South London’s residents in preserving their local history."

The exhibit runs from October 24-26 at the Whitgift Centre.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, email acorsini@museumoflondon.org.uk for more information.

Do you own an interesting artefact or any items with a unique back story? Call the news desk on 020 8722 6358, or email tom.gillespie@london.newsquest.co.uk

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6:02pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Krissi says...

Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them
Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them Krissi
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1:12pm Thu 14 Aug 14

LiberalsOut says...

Krissi wrote:
Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them
Why would people put a negative vote against your comment ?
It seems a pretty valid question to me
[quote][p][bold]Krissi[/bold] wrote: Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them[/p][/quote]Why would people put a negative vote against your comment ? It seems a pretty valid question to me LiberalsOut
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1:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

LiberalsOut says...

Krissi wrote:
Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them
Why would people put a negative vote against your comment ?
It seems a pretty valid question to me
[quote][p][bold]Krissi[/bold] wrote: Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them[/p][/quote]Why would people put a negative vote against your comment ? It seems a pretty valid question to me LiberalsOut
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5:39pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ComeTogether says...

LiberalsOut wrote:
Krissi wrote:
Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them
Why would people put a negative vote against your comment ?
It seems a pretty valid question to me
I agree. I can think of dozens of places suitable for displaying them
[quote][p][bold]LiberalsOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Krissi[/bold] wrote: Have we not got the facilities in Sutton to display these items ? after all they were found here surely we should get the benefit of them[/p][/quote]Why would people put a negative vote against your comment ? It seems a pretty valid question to me[/p][/quote]I agree. I can think of dozens of places suitable for displaying them ComeTogether
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5:16pm Fri 15 Aug 14

missfeline says...

Honeywood is closer to where they were found and a nicer,more local venue!
Honeywood is closer to where they were found and a nicer,more local venue! missfeline
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