Additional time granted to view the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs

THE Potteries Museum and Art Gallery has been granted more time for visitors to view an exhibition of Iron Age treasure unearthed in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Four gold torcs, believed to date back to 400BC, were stumbled across by two metal enthusiasts, Joe Kania and Mark Hambleton, while searching farmland  at Rudyard, near Leek, in December.

More than 13,000 visitors have viewed the exhibition in Hanley since it first opened on March 1.

The exhibition was due to close yesterday (Wednesday) and the three necklaces and a bracelet despatched to the British Museum, in London, to be valued.

Because of the immense interest shown in the ‘Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs’ the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has granted an extension of the exhibition until Sunday, April 2.