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|Description ||Iron Age Slave Chains. A gathering of the Berth Archaeological Group on Saturday 25th March had the enormous pleasure of a guided talk by Ernie Jenks (right) who carried out the dig here in 1962/3.|
One of the most unusual finds here at that time were some slave chains like those found at Llyn Cerrig Bach on Anglesey, showing the slave trade was alive and well in pre Roman Britain.
Here Ernie demonstrates with his own reconstruction of the chains, using himself and Portal Contributor VirtHist how the chains had collars, and would make the captives into a 'chain gang'.
The Berth lies well out of bounds on private land with several owners, and can only be accessed with permission.
|There is a caption lurking here; offerings, anyone?|
|"This is what happens if you turn up in better wellies than me!"
Seriously though it looks like a good meet and I'm sure that Ernie (Mr Jenks to you and me) provided invaluable insight to the Berth ancient settlement.
It is so important that all these regional events are pre-publicised and reported on the Portal so that we can all share the experience albeit via cyberspace with words and images.
Hope you are OK VirtHist after your ordeal. Although you do look as if you are enjoying it a liitle bit... :-)|
|Kinky rubber gear, and gay bondage - didn't realise that the Portal was that kind of website!|
|The onlookers look like they approve... I bet the Iron-age gimp suit went down a treat...|
|The ladies are waiting with bated breath for their chance to start the flagellation - the long walk was a good excuse to bring their whippiest sticks! (I thought it was yellow wellies that were kinky?!)|
|Isn't it sad, I made all the above comments at the time... and yes, I did enjoy it! Sorry it wan't advertised whatisthat, but it was just a BAG meet. I do hope we'll be able to have another though. Can't wait to be subjected to Iron Age bondage again!|
| It looks like BAG have got their wish and English Heritage are giving permission for another dig!|
| Excellent news - will this news be distributed by Sheena, Mak? |
| This amusing photo has just come up on random image...|
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