Bronze Age axeheads found in Patrick

A metal detecting enthusiast found two Bronze Age axeheads on David Anderson MHK’s land. Being savvy, he didn’t clean them or remove the dirt and experts are now considering the fact that this incredibly rare find is from the Chalcolithic Era, around c.2500 – 2150 BC, when metal was beginning to replace flint. In another, related discovery, the mines at Bradda are showing indications that they had copper deposits — so these artifacts may be Manx-made.

Here he is donating the find to Manx National Heritage.

Chairman of the Trustees of MNH, Mr Martin Moore (left), receives the axeheads from Mr Rob Middleton (centre) and Mr David Anderson MHK (right).