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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Help to keep the hoard in Furness

THE Evening Mail has joined forces with the Dock Museum to launch the “Treasure Quest” campaign to raise £30,500 to see the Viking hoard displayed full-time in Barrow.

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HERITAGE: Part of the hoard in its glass case. JON GRANGER REF: 50033374B000

By Ross Tyson

To assist in the fundraising efforts a number of events at the museum have been planned over the next four weeks, while the treasure is on public display.

The first event was due to be held today at the museum.

Antiquities expert Dot Boughton, who was one of the first people to see the hoard, was set to give a talk on Viking finds.

The free session, which runs from 1.30pm to 2.30pm, was due to have a particular focus on the Furness hoard and its historical significance.

That will be followed on Sunday by a visit from the Viking Rig – and his longboat Uruz – who will reveal the secrets of the Viking conquests.

The event runs from 11am until 4pm, with free admission.

You can get involved in the fundraising efforts by holding an event to generate cash for the treasure kitty. Use the email form below to contact reporter Ross Tyson or call 01229 840147 with details of what you have planned. We will endeavour to cover all events.

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