August 2015  

REMARKABLE FIND
An 800 year old 30 cm long silver and gold gilded cruciform, said to be ‘priceless’, has been discovered by Caldicot metal detectorist in a field near Newport. The discovery was made by Malcolm Corfield, a member of the Gwent Detecting Club, in August 2014. The cruciform, which was probably used as a charm against plague, contains a Hebrew inscription Ate gebir leilam adonal, meaning ‘thou art mighty forever oh Lord’.

LOCAL THEFTS
Police reported that sometime overnight on Friday/Saturday 8/9 August) a house was broken into at Castle Lea, Caldicot. Entry was gained via rear patio doors and a safe taken from within. A blue BMW 120D X Drive M Sport registration number SIW7072 was stolen from Castle Lea, Caldicot during the same night. Between Wednesday 5 August and Thursday 6 August, two pushbikes were taken from a rear garden at Elan Way, Caldicot and sometime between 10.30am and 4pm on Thursday 6 August, a mountain bike was stolen from a rear garden at Swan Close, Caldicot. On 25 August a caravan was stolen from Caldicot but was recovered after a police pursuit.

EXAM SUCCESSES
Caldicot School reported its best ever set of GCSE results. Star pupil was Becky Wall, who achieved 11 A* grades plus a distinction in Additional Maths. At A Level Luke, Kostanjsek achieved three A* grades and has won a place at Oxford University to study Maths.

PROPERTY WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of August 2015 was a three bedroom end of terrace house in Station Road, offers in excess of £132,500. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached bungalow in Church Farm Gardens at £439,950.

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