Anglo-Saxon CSI: Sittingbourne


surprise visit
October 27, 2010, 8:51 pm
Filed under: People
Sorry this post is a bit late in coming!

A few months ago I picked up an incoming link from Da Engliscan Gesiðas (The English Companions) Gegaderung discussion forum and visited it to see why it had linked from there.  Some of the members had found out about CSI: Sittingbourne and were debating what the ‘mystery object’ could be.  I contributed a bit to the discussion and visited back occasionally.  Fast-forward to September 2010 (hark at me!), and we can finally put a couple of faces to the names of members on the site.

So, we’d really like to thank Steve Pollington and King Rædwald for coming all the way from Essex to have a look at the exhibition and lab.  It was great that you came and made the effort, especially the fact that you bought along the replica sword and other objects.  They even bought along the Venerable Bede…

Pattern welded replica sword

Replica of a piece from the Staffordshire Hoard

What our swords might have looked like

Replica of the Sutton Hoo purse

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..The The sword in particular was excellent – it came as a surprise how light it actually was.  Also, the scabbard and decoration was quite nice, and gave us a good idea of what some of our objects might have looked like before they ended up with us.  The replicas from Sutton Hoo were brilliant as well, obviously.

Janet modelling the replica sword

I really hope someone has been in touch with you about working with us at some point.  It was very interesting and I’m sure there are a lot more people that would think the same.

Many thanks again!

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I’m glad to see this visit acknowledged, we should try to keep in touch with others interested in this period, and in conservation.

Comment by Sylvia Blackwell

It was fascinating to see their replicas and helped us make more sense of some of our finds. Courtney is right the sword was amazing – but if I’d realised he was also photographing me and not just the sword I would have looked more interested! It was a great day and look forward to more contact with our visitors.

Comment by Janet Apps

I took a couple of pictures of you and they were both the same! It’s not that bad though. I chose this one as it didn’t show the missing ceiling panel in the background.

Comment by anglosaxoncsi




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