The Leekfrith Torcs: The Story So Far

The next History Live meeting will be on Wednesday November 6th at 7.30 in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall.  As usual doors will open at 6.45 so do come along early if you can, for a coffee and cake (or two).  Some of you will already know Joe Perry from his work at Buxton Museum.

In 2016, the discovery of four Iron Age gold torcs near Leek surprised archaeologists and locals alike. Almost three years on, Joe Perry will revisit the story of their discovery and discuss what we’ve learnt about the torcs: what do they tell us about the Iron Age, and what questions remain unanswered…

Joe is the Curator of Local History at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, looking after both the social history and archaeology collections. Before his current job he worked at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery for several years as part of the Wonders of the Peak project.

About History Live

History Live is a friendly group which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall. (SK17 0RH for satnavs) to listen to great speakers and enjoy sharing an interest in local history. Entrance is just £3 which includes hot drinks and our famous home made cakes!

To find out more contact Janet on 01298 84624, email: or our website:

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