19 October 2016
In June, I published the following:
I would very much like to locate David and Orla. This blog post is being published simultaneously with an article in the August UK Searcher magazine and also on social media. Here are the details as supplied to me by the finder, French detectorist Sébastien Potet.
You can see the original post by clicking HERE
18 October 2016
I want to see if a change in servers has made an appreciable difference to the working and speed of my site. This test is something you may have seen before …
I enjoy looking at old magazines. In a copy of a publication devoted to metal detecting and published 25 years ago, the following report attracted my attention.
The title of the short item was The World’s First Detector? The author’s name is unknown. He (or she) told how the old, faded and partly insect-eaten illustration had come into their possession. The friend who had given it had guessed that it would ‘intrigue me’, the writer said. Here’s the picture:
17 October 2016
11 October 2016
Trench Art is commonly defined as any decorative item made by soldiers or prisoners of war, where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. The most common example found by the detectorist is a decorated shell or bullet casing from the First World War. The term is also used to describe souvenirs made by soldiers during WW2, but is much more uncommon.
6 October 2016
Although this article has been published before I present it again (the original was lost). It will be new to many of my subscribers.
Much Hadham dates back to Saxon Times and is one of Hertfordshire’s oldest and most picturesque villages. So, there’s a lot of history in the area as you might expect. The Domesday Book tells us that Hadham Palace, now a farmhouse, was the country home of the bishops of London for 800 years; it was once the centre of a Roman pottery industry and Edmund Tudor, who was born in the village, was the father to the first Tudor king, Henry VII.
2 October 2016
I have a confession to make. I was planning to write this blog post yesterday, but was waylaid by a bottle of Pinot Groggio at lunch and the siren call of the sofa drowned any thought of work. Later, I attempted to take a picture, which didn’t quite turn out as expected … wonder why?
It was in March 2016 that I first discussed wine. This current effort can be seen as a sequel!
I often try to make my posts interesting and related to metal detecting in some way. Not sure whether I have succeeded this time, so I’ll leave you to decide. I must admit that this present attempt is rather tenuous, to say the least.
27 September 2016