Oldest Gay in the Village?

WARNING: This blogpost contains sarcasm, old bones, clay pots and is minus detector matters and tedious videos with boring voice-overs that tell you nothing.

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The Wound Badge

6 November 2017 — 12 Comments

 

Picture by JW

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I don’t know about you, but I have failed to gel with Facebook. Something that happened on a detecting forum recently reminded me why this might be. On FB there is little sense of belonging to a community or family, and that’s what I miss.

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An Aluminium Ticket

28 October 2017 — 11 Comments

Steven Halward

Resurrection time again. In 2013 Detectorist Steve Halward sent me pictures of a most unusual find unearthed on a site that used to be an RAF rubbish dump. Although it isn’t all that old, the artefact is fascinating, especially with its history gleaned from the September 1946 edition of Flight magazine – the ‘official organ’ of the Royal Aero Club.

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The 31st July 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, this battle became infamous for the 60,083 British deaths and the torrential rain which lead to a quagmire of mud. I recommend that you watch the video and hear more about this remarkable pin, before reading further.

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The Dead Man’s Penny

15 October 2017 — 5 Comments

THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL PLAQUE

Around the picture the legend reads (in capitals) ‘He died for freedom and honour’, or for the plaques issued to commemorate women, ‘She died for freedom and honour’. Pictures courtesy of John Woon – from his father-in-law’s collection.

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