David Williams







Finds Research Group members will be sad to hear of the recent sudden death of David Williams. David was a long time member and stalwart supporter of the Finds Research Group, and served on the Committee for a number of years. David's death was a shock to us all on the Committee and he will be truly missed by his friends and  colleagues. David was a Portable Antiquities trailblazer and the study of archaeological small finds is poorer for his passing. 

David was just putting the finishing touches to his  planned  datasheet on copper-alloy purse components, number 50 in our series, which will be ready for distribution at our meeting in Durham in April. 

His funeral will take place in Crawley on 18th January.  An obituary will be posted shortly.


The Finds Research Group is a forum for people interested in or researching artefacts of the Anglo-Saxon, Viking, medieval and post-medieval periods.

The Finds Research Group (FRG) provides a means by which specialists, finds workers, museum professionals and other interested persons can communicate and discuss topics relevant to the subject of finds identification and interpretation.

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The main activities of the FRG include themed day conferences held twice a year and the production of information sheets on different types of objects (The Finds Research Group Datasheets). 


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