Edgar Wilden

1975, image of fossils found in Stowupland
1975, Mr & Mrs Wilden and the fossils found on the Stowmarket- Clayden bypass

According to a press cutting in 1975, Edgar Wilden found a large collection of fossils located in a very localised area ( just a few hundred yards long where the Stowmarket/Claydon bypass was being built). They included a ‘vertebra from a Plesiosaur, several from a Ichthyosaurus,, a piece of mammoth tooth, fosssilised star fish, molluscs, crustaceans, sponges and various other items.’ he thought most of them ‘dated from the Mesozoic period, which ranged from 6 to 225 million years ago.’

The Wilden family was very large, and first names were often repeated!