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.
Also in Bill Wyman’s book, on page 20, he mentions a find in Little Thetford in 1978. Six silver coins of Mary and Elizabeth 1 found on a path, close to a ford, thought to have been deposited after 1565. Interestingly these coins are now with Dave Fletcher. They were found in a purse near the Great Ouse. Once they had been indentified by the British Museum they were returned to the village. They are not in a very good condition.