18th May 2018
What follows are some of the terms often used by detectorists and accompanied by a brief definition. Be aware that the compilation of such a glossary is very subjective and not definitive. It may be viewed as ‘a work in progress’. There are bound to be omissions you think should be included and maybe changes to be made. If so, please let me know.
12th May 2018
Must tell you about this. Yesterday I found gold … and enjoyed eating it!
7th May 2018
You’ve just unearthed a Roman coin and you’re ecstatic. You don’t know exactly what it is but soon find out from your local FLO, the UKDFD or learned friends that ‘the little cracker’ is silver and called a denarius. You now know that the guy depicted on the obverse is Nero, but who is that on the reverse and how much do you know about Nero?
29th April 2018
Detectorist Del Dorman has a rare form of lymphoma and daughter Anna had a plan to cheer him up. Wouldn’t it be great if one of his many visits to hospital, he happened to pick up a Searcher magazine and realise that he was featured in one of the articles. A scheme was devised.
22nd April 2018
IN DECEMBER 2010, I WROTE …
“This is my first rather hesitant foray into the blogosphere and I’m not sure what I am doing here. . . at this stage I am not absolutely sure what … the content will be … is blogging simply an exercise in self-congratulation or something much more than that? Will anybody be interested in what I write? Only time will tell …”
16th April 2018
15th April 2018
“Following comments received from members, we have altered the ‘Record View’ on the mobile version of our website. The view on a smartphone is now closer to that on our desktop website. It shows a gallery of thumbnails, each of which can be touched to display a complete high-resolution image. Below each high-resolution image there is a set of navigation buttons for moving backwards and forwards through the gallery or displaying them as a slide-show. Alternatively, the individual images can be swiped to move backwards or forwards through the gallery. The map view can be selected via the button below the thumbnail gallery, and can be enlarged to full-screen size via the ‘expand’ icon on the right-hand side.”
9th April 2018