Approximately six years ago Archaeologist Steve Sherlock working with local volunteers made a discovery of International significance. This was in an Iron Age site at Street House near Loftus on land owned by farmer Alan Bothroyd. Spectacular Anglo-Saxon remains were found that made headlines. The team found gold and silver brooches which could be the the only known Anglo Saxon royal burial site in the North of England. What really captured peoples imaginations was the discovery of the grave of an un-named Anglo Saxon Princess.
The finds will be displayed at Kirkleatham Museum but for a week in May 2011 the exhibition will take place in the community where there are likely to be people descended from the Loftus Princess !
The exhibition in Loftus Town Hall is a culmination of hard work by Redcar and Cleveland Council, Loftus Town Council, Kirkleatham Museum, The Local Community, School Children and Steve Sherlock himself. The Exhibition runs at Lofus Town Hall from the 9th to the 13th of May. We’ll bring you pictures and stories from the event plus some excerpts from Steve’s book on this website.