View Full Version : Volunteers help preserve The Wrekin?s history

7th October 2011, 08:28 AM
Work to save 5,000 years of history on top of The Wrekin has been hailed a success by volunteers.

Restoration teams have spent the last few days working to protect the remains of a Bronze Age barrow and an Iron Age fort, 1,335ft above the Shropshire plain.

Pete Lambert, from Shropshire Wildlife Trust, said The Wrekin held a special place in the history of the area which needed to be preserved for future generations.

He said: ?We have been working for three days to repair the effects of millions of feet tramping up to the summit.

?We have been repairing a Bronze Age barrow exposed by erosion which could have been built as a burial chamber 5,000 years ago.

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