"The flint fields around Broughton Astley are a wealth of Stone Age arrowheads and knives. My old friend, Mike Thompson, showed me what to look for. After the ploughing, we would tramp over the fields and very often found trophies. There must have been large Stone Age settlements in the area and their remains are most certainly churned up unnoticed with the ploughs every year. The Brook, at the back of Willow Cottage, also turned up many fossils. It was simply a question of digging up the stones from the mud of the bed and sorting out the fossils from the stones. Since they had been lying around for half a million years before we found them, I have no doubt that they are still there today, fifty years later."
Copyright - John Peirson 2001