Friday, 4 June 2010

We had a good time at the Smashing Saxons half-term event at Watton Library

The Smashing Saxons event yesterday afternoon at Watton Library went very well. The photo top left shows Jayne Winterbone the Community Librarian demonstrating how to make thumb pots, based on the design of Saxon urns. Mums and children made 11 small pots and decorated them in Saxon style. The Capturing our Wayland Heritage Project put on a display and provided hand-outs about some early Saxons pottery and finds found in Watton. We also gave those at the workshop a chance to get hands-on with some real Saxon finds.

At the event I said I would send a photo of one of the young potters to her. If you see this blog could you or you mum please get in touch, as I cannot get through too your email address (also I the spoon for you).  

The drawing on the left is part of an early Saxon burial urn discovered in Watton in the 1950s. Discover more about Watton's archaeology at

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