Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch

Object ID

HOXE02,2017,01.02.27

Description

Back of a pocket watch. Decorated with a vegetation pattern. Excavated from a test pit dug into a USAAF rubbish dump in the parish of Hoxne, Suffolk.

Category

Personal

Primary Material

Metal

Object Type

Watch

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

WALBEA Archive

Method of Discovery

Excavation

Context

HOXE02,102

Height

12 mm

Width

28 mm

Thickness

0.2 mm

Weight

10 g

About the Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

After the end of the Second World War, an airfield in the vicinity of Hoxne began clearing the base. One of sites chosen to dispose of the waste was a pond in the parish of Hoxne. In November 2016, Operation WALBEA’s project team excavated two small test pits into this feature.

Site Location:

Hoxne Operation WALBEA dig