AN ancient object found in Keighley has been spotlighted as a new search is made for potentially-important archaeological items discovered in the district.

Finds in recent years include a miniature flask, which was unearthed in the town in 2017.

The flask, which dates from around 1250 to 1500, was used to carry holy water dispensed to pilgrims at shrines and wells.

After details of the object were recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, run by the British Museum, the item was returned to its finder. Now the hunt is on for other archaeological finds from across the district.

The scheme is staging drop-in sessions at Bolling Hall Museum and Library in Bradford, where people can discover more about objects they’ve found and register them on a database. The first session takes place on Thursday (March 19), between 1pm and 3pm.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s executive member for healthy people and places, says: “Recording local finds means that a picture of the past can be built up and historians can help us learn more about the people that lived in our district all those years ago.”