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Bronze Age battle axe found near Bagshaw Cavern, Bradwell, c 1940s
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H (Sheffield and District News Pictures, 973 Abbeydale Road)
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The photographer titled this image 'Digging for Victory Find', adding 'Mr C J Hawley digging new Allotment near Bagshaw Cavern, Bradwell, found Ancient Bronze Kelt (Battle Axe) stated to be 2,000 years old. Photo shows Finder and Find.' A note reads 'Passed by Censor No 014955.'
Such socketed axes date from the Late Bronze Age (1000-700 BC). The term 'kelt' is more usually spelled 'celt' and is defined as 'a long, thin, prehistoric, stone or bronze tool similar to an adze, a hoe or axe-like tool.'
The reference to the Censor indicates that this view dates from the Second World War period (1939-45) when photographic publication was controlled. The 'Dig for Victory' campaign was set up by the Ministry of Agriculture to encourage people to grow their own food at a time of rationing with open spaces and spare land everywhere being transformed into allotments.