Medieval Coal Mining: An originally three-legged oak stool, one of many found at the Lounge mine and assumed to have been leant on by miners working in galleries of an awkward height.
Medieval Coal Mining: Tudor single-ended iron pick with wooden handle.
Medieval Coal Mining: Tudor pit timber, one of many recovered from the old mine workings.
Medieval Coal Mining: At least six of these intriguing wooden hooks were discovered in the old workings and may have been used to pull a corf (basket or wagon) of coal out of awkward locations or away from the shaft bottom.
Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: Close-up of stamped and incised decoration on an Early Anglo-Saxon urn from Thurmaston cremation cemetery excavated in 1954.
Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy tweezers with suspension loop, from the Thurmaston cremation cemetery, AD 500-600.
Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: Anglo-Saxon iron shears with cremated human bone attached from Thurmaston cremation cemetery.
Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: Anglo-Saxon gilded copper-alloy great square-headed brooch, Billesdon.
Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: Anglo-Saxon glass and amber beads, Melton Mowbray and Garthorpe.