Community news: Mildenhall history society makes first summer outing

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For their first outing of the summer, members went to the newly revamped museum in Mildenhall and were very impressed.

The museum is in the centre of the town and accessible to all. It was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant and also received money from the local council to expand, and the money has been well spent.

The Mildenhall Treasure, priceless silverware found at West Row, is in the British Museum, but excellent and equally stunning copies are housed here, along with the skeleton of an Anglo - Saxon warrior and his horse, buried together.

These were found at Lakenheath. This is an unusual scenario and it is actually very moving. The collection also has a fifties kitchen which caused much reminiscing about carpet beaters, mangles , cooking ranges etc.

The museum runs a range of activities for schools and is a very hands-on environment.

Mildenhall is easily reached in 30 minutes and if you have not been, the History Society members would heartily recommend a visit to you.