There could be gold buried under M6 Toll says Farmer Fred Johnson owner of land where Staffordshire Hoard was found
Published by Birmingham mail Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Soil from the fields where the greatest ever haul of Saxon treasure was discovered was shovelled onto the M6 Toll Road – adding to belief there may be gold in them thur embankments.
Farmer Fred Johnson, who owns the farm where the Staffordshire Hoard was uncovered, confirmed two acres of his land were compulsory purchased during the development phase.
The land was bought before one of the world’s most exciting historical discoveries was made by metal detectorist Terry Herbert in the summer of 2009.