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    Trueimage1
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    Hello. My name is Veronica and I am from Staffordshire, England. My interest in history stems from my curiosity regarding the past and also from my high school days. My high school history teacher was brilliant. Lessons were funny and entertaining.I am from an area well known for it's pottery industry since the industrial revolution. I am also of course,  from the county where the Saxon gold known as the Staffordshire hoard was found. Part of the collection is on display at my local museum and it is very exquisite. I wonder who owned it and what their lives were like.My interests outside of history are music Celtic languages and travelling.

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    Jamie
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    That's pretty exciting that you're from Staffordshire.  If I were living there, I think I'd be out with a metal detector every day.  ;)

  • #17661

    Trueimage1
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    :). That might be a good idea! :D

  • #17662

    Chris
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    My interests outside of history are music Celtic languages and travelling.

    Hi Veronica, looks like we share the same interests. I love travelling when I can afford it and I always have a few hundred songs with me whenever I do but I am curious, what is it about the Celtic languages that you find interesting. I am fascinated how they came about, how they developed and how we still have Welsh, Irish Gaelic and Breton surviving to this day in relatively large numbers including the lesser spoken Manx, Scottish Gaelic and Cornish. I keep meaning to learn more about these languages (and I suggested to Jamie if he would consider doing a members only podcast on this in more detail expanding on what he has previously mentioned) and never seem to find the time to. If I was actually any good at learning a different language I would even try and attempt to learn some of the basics of Welsh or possibly Cornish but they are seriously difficult.

    That's pretty exciting that you're from Staffordshire.  If I were living there, I think I'd be out with a metal detector every day.  ;)

    I have learned recently that a friend of mine from work has started metal detecting and is loving every minute of it. I think everyone in the society (can't remember the name) is searching for the next big Staffordshire hoard.

  • #17663

    anonymous
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    If you find anything, be sure to tell us all about it!Welcome to the forum.

  • #17664

    Diane
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    I too come from a region known for its pottery, although probably more on a national framework, rather than international. In fact just today I toured the old pottery factory in my hometown that has been turned into a museum/interpretive centre. Does Staffordshire have anything similar?

  • #17665

    Ronnie.w
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    Thank for the welcome every one. :DChris, I began to learn Scots Gaelic because I have a love of  Scotland and Scottish culture, especially it's traditional music. Many people decide to  learn Gaelic after hearing Gaelic songs. It's a very beautiful language  to sing in.  :)Diane,Yes there are quite a few pottery museums here in Stoke. You can also tour the Wedgwood factory.  I have never been to any though.Carol, a local recently found 300 Roman coins close to where I live. A metal detector may be a good investment. :)Veronica

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