Tamworth has staked it's claim to the Staffordshire hoard of golden treasure found near the town. 1600 buried Saxon artefacts were discoverd last month by an amatuer treasure hunter in a field off the A5 some 10 miles north of the town. Tamworth, being the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mercia which coverd an area from the Humber to the Thames valley, is the place to keep the treasure. Currently being displayed at The Birmingham Musuems & Art Gallery, as all treasure finds belong to the crown. But moves are being made by 3 local councils to buy the collection to keep it in Tamworth.