Archives For January 2015
27th January 2015
A Scottish detectorist has shared with me what he considers his most personal find to date, a gold locket containing a generous amount of beautiful auburn braided hair. How it had survived under the ground for so long is remarkable.
24th January 2015
20th January 2015
STRIKE a LIGHT – I derive as much pleasure browsing on market stalls looking for unusual items as I did searching with my metal detector. It also had advantages … there’s always a coffee shop not too far away! Continue Reading…
15th January 2015
Peter McBride comes from Middlesborough in Cleveland. His first foray into detecting began in 1996 when he bought himself a Bounty Hunter for searching beaches and local playing fields.
10th January 2015
At the end of December 2014 I advised caution when returning rings to losers or their relatives, and related one particular story when it definitely wasn’t welcomed. You can see the blog HERE. That wasn’t the norm of course; lost items are usually well received when reunited with their original owners or descendants.
7th January 2015
My last blog post, the second of the new year, made a couple of detecting forum administrators so disgruntled that one banned me and another suggested that I ‘should leave’ as I clearly ‘wasn’t happy’. Even though I went to great lengths to reassure that it was just a laugh at ourselves, I suspected that my little joke would provoke a knee-jerk reaction. And it did.
However, the post was well-received, understood and enjoyed by the majority of my readers … and there were over 800 that day! Many positive comments were left on here and I thank you all. I sincerely hope that my latest post doesn’t cause any trouble.
2nd January 2015