Dave’s delight at Viking silver find

Darren Webster found a hoard of Viking treasure when metal detecting.
Darren Webster found a hoard of Viking treasure when metal detecting.
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A HOARD of Viking silver has been found in a field by a Carnforth metal detector enthusiast.

Darren Webster, who owns Continental Stone in Yealand Conyers, unearthed more than 200 silver pieces including ornate bracelets, coins and ingots in a lead pot.

He said he had searched the same undisclosed location several times before and found nothing.

The silver is now with experts at the British Museum, who described the find as “of national significance”.

They will reveal their findings at the end of the year.

Mr Webster said: “I’ve been metal detecting for two years.

“A friend of mine had been doing it for a number of years, and I liked the idea of it – I found it interesting.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (03-11-11) for full story.