Dave Fletcher recently found two Roman objects in Little Thetford, a quern-stone and a spindle-whorl. See photographs. The quern is made from grey lava. Similar ones are noted in the Portable Antiquities Scheme as find number SF-82B87 and Bill Wyman in Suffolk. In his 2005 book Treasure Island – Britain’s History Uncovered Wyman records a Roman quern find whilst ‘field walking’ near his home in Suffolk (page VI). Quern stones were used for grinding wheat. A whorl was used for spinning.

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