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Timeline PhotosProtecting our shared history:I am investigating further reports at a Heritage site in the Chester area. It is suspected that illegal metal detecting during the hours of darkness (known as night hawking) has taken place. The location is a protected site, which does not authorise any detecting activity to take place. Sadly, this activity has caused significant damage to the location which is enjoyed by many for its archaeological history, and by the community as a beauty spot. We’re working with our partners Cheshire West and Chester Council & Historic England, along with the landowner, to target this issue robustly. We are also working with the local community and archeological and detecting groups, who have been fantastic in helping us investigate this matter further. Why is #HeritageCrime important? Potentially, items have been removed, with the finds from the site not being reported. Once these items are lost, or damaged, they cannot be replaced and we lose the context and the story that may have helped us to understand our ancestors better. We respect the vast majority of the detecting community, detect with the relevant permissions in place and declare their finds. These enthusiasts help us understand our history.For guidance around detecting please follow the link below:orlo.uk/eqxbSPC Tether#OperationArrowhead The Portable Antiquities Scheme #Heritagecrime ... See MoreSee Less
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