As many of you know, following the discovery of a large earthen mound in the corner of the old Mulgrew field at the end of August, much controversial archaeological activity has been occurring on the site, resulting in a team from the University of East Angular (UEA) erecting high barriers around the mound and a distinct lack of communication from the experts.
Until today, facts have been scarce and much speculation has been made as to the true nature of this mystery that has been hidden in our midst all this time.
The mound, which was originally assumed to be a Saxon burial mound, or barrow was discovered by Unwin S. Schreiber, and instigated the formation of The Soddenham Archeology Society (immediately merged with the Sucrologists Club, as most of the proposed were already members in that esteemed organisation.) The Soddenham Archeologists and Sucrologists (SAS) contacted the University of East Angular (UEA) and Professor Richard Parsley of the Department of Archeology immediately set up a task force to investigate.
After several weeks of geophysical scans, core samples and excruciatingly slow digging, Prof. Parsley called a press conference this morning to announce the official results of their investigation. In the lounge of the Witches Teat, Prof. Parsley sat before the assembled media (The Dereham Times and our own Picayune) and representatives from the SAS, and twelve interested villagers.
Prof. Parsley read from a prepared statement:
Following the brief moment of stunned silence, a brouhaha ensued amongst members of the SAS and the local populace and Prof. Parsley took the opportunity to take his leave.
The embarrassment was obviously unbearable and the crowd quickly dispersed. As your faithful reporter (and feeling somewhat responsible for generation such high expectations on this site) I sought out Anmer Pardow for a comment. He grudgingly obliged by saying “A right cock up. That’s what it was.” And descended to the cellars.
I have since been in contact with Jesney’s who have confirmed that they will be collecting the aggregates before the end of the week. The SAS have been unavailable for comment.