3 December 2016
a moderator on the Canadian Metal Detecting Forum
30 November 2016
in a couple of places on my blog (now three) you will find the statement, “You will find regular posts about metal detecting matters on here, but perhaps the approach is different to what you might expect; I will occasionally talk about other subjects that take my fancy.” This, I suppose, is one of those occasions.
26 November 2016
It seems ages since I tempted you with a little competition. I have discovered a pair of pocket digital scales that I used when I was an active detectorist, but are now surplus to requirements. Yes, they are relatively cheap, second-hand ‘pre-loved’ to my friends across the Pond, but still very reliable. I will also add a little extra, but more about this later.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
Winner announcement HERE
21 November 2016
The question on the detecting forum was innocent enough: “Are there any books available or web pages about Irish countermarked slab tokens?”
I was intrigued. I’m regarded by many to be some kind of knowledgeable person on all things detecting, but that’s far from the truth. I’m an imaginative writer and have never set myself up as an expert. I’d never heard of a slab token and was determined to find out more.
16 November 2016
After the last post went tit’s up (literally and metaphorically) and was removed by me, I’ve decided to play safe and give you the latest news on the Lenborough Hoard. 🙂
5 November 2016
I am so pleased and fortunate to have a GUEST POST ‘penned’ by actor and metal detectorist Andrew Caley. You may have noticed that he has started writing for one of the UK detecting magazines and is generating a lot of attention and favourable reviews.
1 November 2016
In 1968 when I was poorer and even more impoverished than I am now, my mother-in-law helped me to purchase a sixth-hand, white, Saab 96 two-stroke car. I remember that the battery earth cable was rather worse for wear so, being resourceful, I filched wire from the cooker and we used a gas ring instead. So began my long association with Saabs.
28 October 2016
I assume that John Winter died sometime between late 2011 and early 2016. May he rest in peace. Before confusion reigns, let me explain. Wrong assumption – scroll down to the end.
23 October 2016