Archives For John
11 May 2017
I blogged about John Brassey, metal detectorist and author, on the occasion of his first novel in 2014. You can read about it HERE.
The good news, three years later, is that John has produced a super second novel entitled Mr. Prendergast’s Fantastic Find, which is perhaps funnier than the first and of such good quality that I was unable to put it down for long periods. I was literally ‘gripped’ by the story.
6 May 2017
Many detectorists will no doubt view the complex geometric forms made from coins notched and joined together as another kind of oddity. But what artist Robert Wechsler has done is to assemble an incredible assortment of ‘sculptures’ using pound coins, pennies and dimes and also coins from other countries.
30 April 2017
Younger detectorists will probably only know Richard Hattatt by a reference to him when they come to record their find on a database, but his contribution to the hobby cannot be underestimated.
23 April 2017
What seem the best ideas for a blog post usually invade my consciousness at about ‘clock in the morning when I am restless and trying to get some sleep. In the cool light of day any thoughts can sometimes turn out to be rubbish. This was a case in point, even though the idea sounded good at the time.
17 April 2017
Sometimes even the ‘experts’ in the archeological world can be wrong in their assessment of metal objects. Such mis-identifications make one realise that often the person with the real edge on determining the past use of a find is the detectorist with years of experience. The moral of this tale is that we mustn’t take for granted that everyone in the archaeological world (or indeed the hobby) knows everything about everything. If in doubt, seek a second opinion.
11 April 2017
Early viewers of my blogs will be aware that I lost a lot of posts in a ‘crash’. Whenever possible, I have tried to resurrect some of the better ones, but it doesn’t always work My analytics tell me when somebody is looking for a post that has gone, they are met by the rather depressing message below.
6 April 2017