Castle on display

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NEVER-SEEN before artefacts from an archaeological dig in Codnor have gone on display at Derby Museum.

The relics unearthed during a study of the Codnor Castle ruins in 2007 include a Henry V gold noble coin and shards of Stamford ware pottery from the Middle Ages. They were dug up by members of Channel Four TV’s Time Team and have been gathering dust in a back room at the museum for four years since the show. Chairman of the castle’s Heritage Trust, Rokia Brown, said: “It is fantastic for us. By having a permanent display at Derby Museum, it brings the existence of Codnor Castle to the forefront. The more people that are interested in the castle and the more support we get is great news. It’s another way of putting it back on the map – it stops it becoming just an insignificant pile of stones!”

The display also includes a time-line of the castle’s history.