20 August 2016
In my younger days I used to read The Guardian newspaper, fondly known as The Grauniad, because of its propensity for making spelling mistakes. Another thing that attracted me was the clever headlines, usually of the punning or alliterative variety, which I tried to emulate in my own scribblings, and still do. They were usually wittier than those beloved by the tabloids. Now you know who to blame!
16 August 2016
Bruce Campbell (aka 2ndoldman) of the Canadian MDF is a very prolific and successful detectorist. But, coming from across the Pond, I suspect he might call himself a ‘treasure hunter’.
13 August 2016
My main story in September’s Searcher magazine is about Nettie Edmundson who’s found gold every year for the past ten years. Today she was out searching on a field she has been detecting on many times and found a beautiful gold posey ring. I’m so pleased for her!
I reckon it is circa 18th century and the inscription reads MY HEART AND I UNTIL I DIE
11 August 2016
I was sent a series of interesting pictures by Dave Walton of an item found on a club dig that I found most interesting and intriguing, although the finder was initially disappointed. So why was that? Simple. The detectorist thought that he had found gold!
5 August 2016
Can you remember the very first time you went metal detecting and what you discovered? Did you recollect the excitement, dreams and anticipation of what you might find? Was it a coin, something special or just a load of dross? Whatever it was, from that moment on, were you hooked?
30 July 2016
I am often reminded – and feel just a little guilty – when chasing pigeons away from the bird feeders at the bottom of the garden, that some of their kind, almost a quarter of a million birds, probably played a vital part in both World Wars.
26 July 2016