Coetan Arthur sub-megalithic tomb. St Davids Head, Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales
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Today marks our fourth anniversary. During that time we’ve posted 851 features, attracted 106,656 views and now have 329 followers. So a very big thank you to all who have contributed articles and photos to The Heritage Trust, commented on them, or just read them and hit the ‘like’ button. It’s all very much appreciated.

That’s on the positive side. Sadly, on the negative side, we’ve had to report on the appalling destruction by Daesh vandals of ancient sites and artefacts in the Syrian city of Palmyra, and the senseless beheading of the 82 year-old archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad in the same city. Though nowhere near that level of violence we, and some of our founder members, have been attacked and lampooned on the internet for voicing what we hope is a more balanced view on the subject of metal detecting. Needless to say those attacks will not deter us from discussing the subject of metal detecting in a moderate and informed manner, nor from reporting on heritage vandalism wherever and however it takes place.

The main event for us this year was our relocation from the south to the north of England. And as a result we unfortunately found ourselves unable to host our 2015 Outreach Event in Cornwall. That won’t happen next year, however, when we’re planning to hold something very special. We hope to see some of you then but meanwhile, and once again, a very big thank you for your continued support and encouragement.
 

The Heritage Trust Team.