Thursday, 29 October 2015

Conservators warn of threat to "irreplaceable archaeology" after men spotted with metal detectors on Malvern Hills


Lydia Johnson, 'Conservators warn of threat to "irreplaceable archaeology" after men spotted with metal detectors on Malvern Hills'  Malvern Gazette  Wednesday 28 October 2015
The protectors of the Malvern Hills are pleading with people to stop metal detecting on the site before "irreplaceable" archaeology is damaged forever. The plea comes after two men were spotted with metal detectors and shovels on the ancient hills earlier this month. The Malvern Hills Conservators received a report from members of the public of two men roaming on the slopes of Pinnacle Hill on October 12. 
Byelaws state it is illegal to metal detect on the Malvern Hills which are a site of special scientific interest. If someone damages any of the ancient archaeology on the hills, that's irreplaceable. Last year metal detectorists left around 50 holes on the ridge-line between Perseverance Hill and Black Hill. 

1 comment:

heritageaction said...

It will take them about an hour and a half to drive from Malvern to the next Central Searchers Rally with its "Hevrything hup to two grand is yors not the mug farmer's" rule, where they can "find" the Malvern loot and get it identified, legitimised and enhanced in value by PAS.

Isn't Britain uniquely stupid?! It makes nighthawking illegal like normal countries but unlike all of them it pays for a parallel laundering service!

 
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