Work has begun to put up new boundary signs around Hammerwich, highlighting the area as being the home of the Staffordshire Hoard.
The Anglo-Saxon haul was found in a field alongside the A5 in 2009 and the unique artefacts are set to go on display across the region as part of a touring exhibition.
And Staffordshire County Council chairman Erica Bayliss believes the new signs will allow Hammerwich residents to celebrate the area’s role in the unique discovery. Writing on her blog, she explained:
“The discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard was an outstanding event in Staffordshire’s history and will do much to inform our understanding of Anglo-Saxon England and in particular the Midland kingdom of Mercia. These signs will give a sense of pride to the residents of Hammerwich that such an important find was made in their parish.”