Britain's Secret Treasures Episode 4
I really was not at all convinced there would be any point in blogging my notes on this one, I was sure it was going to be more of the same old stuff and I am bored with this. But then I noticed something very odd, and I think rather significant (though I think only Nigel Swift will understand fully why). So let's try to keep this short.
The 26th "most important" find are a series of Becket pilgrim badges ( PAS-B1BD65 ) pulled from the deposits in the bed of the River Stour in canterbury, billed as "murder, mystery and mud". The bloody murder - about which the segement is based - was Thomas Becket, the mud, well obvious. The mystery - goodness knows, beats me. Once again the "things thrown in the river" leitmotif, and as a result Anne-Marie Ochota kisses a reproduction badge and throws it... [via Paul Barford]