17th-century bullets found in Newbury, England

Published on November 16th, 2011 | by Admin


Seven bullets fired during the First Battle of Newbury have been found in Newbury, England

The ancient bullets, which were found buried underneath the ground in an adjacent field, are thought to have been shot from a carbine rifle.

Mike Lang Hall, an archaeologist for Optimise, which is working on behalf of Thames Water, said: “This has been a very exciting find and it really is quite rare to find a collection of bullets like this dating back so many centuries in such an urbanised area.

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Story: Robert Warlow, Newbury News | Photo: Newbury News

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