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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Treasure hunter shares his adventures after finding 17th century ring in Middlewich


A MIDDLEWICH man stumbled upon a 17th century ring while metal detecting on farmland.

Michael Farrington, of Chadwick Road, discovered the post-medieval golden ‘mourning’ ring while taking part in his hobby in one of the town’s ploughed fields in November 1, 2010.

The 47-year-old said: “Within 15 minutes I got a signal. I dug down about three or four inches and that’s when I found it.

“It didn’t look like a ring at first as it was covered with mud but there it was - this little gold ring.”

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