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Monday, 13 May 2013

Did Roman ever spend a penny in Rainford?


NEARLY 2,000 years ago somebody dropped a Roman coin close to what is today the village of Rainford.

Talk about the Romans and you think of important sites like Chester, York... and even Wigan (known as Coccium back then).

But now the coin unearthed by ‘metal detective’ Lee Brady in Rainford could help rewrite the history of the village.

Was it lost by a passing legionary or merchant who took a detour off the Roman road which runs near Haydock Park? Or was it lost from the purse of a local Briton?

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