Archives For April 2016
19th April 2016
For your delight and delectation, I present my latest effort – on behalf of the Northern Relic Hunters – of their online magazine, simply called DETECTORIST. I have bowed to pressure from several sources and discarded the term ‘newsletter’. We have ‘grown up’, and it seems like only yesterday that I was working on the embryonic issue number one. As before, I hope that all detectorists will find it interesting reading … whether they belong to a forum, or not.
14th April 2016
This blog was originally posted in February 2014. I have managed to retrieve the bulk of what was lost and added new content.
9th April 2016
In a UK Searcher magazine of 1993, I stumbled across a story penned by detectorist Colin Hennell about Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician and wartime code-breaker. Turing, the father of the computing age, is reputed to have also buried silver bars! This is how it happened.
5th April 2016
Almost a year ago on the memorable but inauspicious date of the 13th April 2015, I told you that after resisting for eleven years, I had eventually joined the ‘popular’ social networking site known as Facebook. As I said at the time, it was Martha Lane-Fox who had cajoled, caressed and, (metaphorically) beaten me into submission. You can read about it HERE. Although I suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, the date didn’t worry me too much, as the13th fell on a Monday that year. It’s now time to report back.
1st April 2016