National Lottery funding for Anglo-Saxon JewelleryThursday September 24th 2009
The Heritage Lottery Fund has stepped in with over a quarter of a million pounds to help keep some rare gold stay in the North-East of the UK. The National Lottery funding for Anglo-Saxon jewellery, found at the grave of an Anglo-Saxon Princess 2 years ago, will be able to be put on display thanks to this financial help from the lottery.
The golden jewellery, which consists of simple beads and real gold pendants, will be part of the exhibition funded by the UK National Lottery and is expected to be ready by Easter 2011.The head of the Heritage Lottery Fund said ‘these rare finds are a spectacular insight into lives of people who lived in the region long ago, and it is important that we keep the pieces here for local people and visitors to admire’.
The £274,400 lottery donation to Redcar and Cleveland Council will also go to showcase the life of an Anglo-Saxon princess, whose grave was discovered in 2007 in a Loftus field, belonging to the owner of Streethouse Farm.
It is refreshing to know that when you buy lottery tickets, that somehow you are supporting causes such as this. Without lottery funding, much of our history would go undiscovered and what is discovered, would probably never be on public view. It isn’t just about some lucky person winning a huge amount of money. Every single pound that is spent on the National lottery forms part of the Heritage Lottery Fund and other causes.