Archives For June 2016

Seeking David and Orla

30th June 2016 — 13 Comments

meI 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.

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Rudd

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Detecting Local History

22nd June 2016 — 10 Comments

c5fd9097fd241d33c22f219d2ce9c764The thing about being old as Methuselah and writing a regular journal is that I have a lot to look back on and not much to look forward to … unless it is writing the blog itself! There is also the danger of boring the pants off people and repeating myself, so I inevitably turn my listeners away driving them to the blogs of other ancient, but erudite and venerable old farts like Dick Stout of Trump Territory. Come to think – that’s probably where all the excitement is! Check it out!  BTW, In UK slang, ‘Trump’ means ‘Fart’. Perhaps the Americans ought to import that bit of our vocabulary! Just a suggestion …

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Golly in a Jam

13th June 2016 — 24 Comments

Sometimes the more mundane metal detecting finds are the most interesting – like the Robertson’s Golly shared recently by John Lewis aka ‘coinshooter’ on the Northern Relic Hunters detecting forum.

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Joan the Wad

9th June 2016 — 11 Comments

Joan the What?

I’m ashamed to say that I was a naughty boy … at the age of eleven or twelve I used to steal fags from my mother’s handbag. She was a ‘secret’ smoker and I knew that it was comparatively safe if ever caught in the act. It was a much different age then and female cigarette smoking was frowned upon. Regular readers knew about this, because I confessed on a previous occasion, but have more to add. It’s what old men do … repeat themselves. (post lost).

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Minelab baseball CapI was browsing on a market stall the other day looking at old photographs. I realised that it wasn’t so long ago that wearing of a hat was part of man’s daily attire. Not so today. Yes, the man with the hat is a bit of a rarity these days … except amongst metal detectorists.

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Can I Dig It?

1st June 2016 — 5 Comments

A recent post by new member Alaskan Treasure Seeker on Tom’s Treasures Forum alerted me to a blog I made in earlier, which was lost. This is my chance to resurrect that item as far as I remember, but with the addition of new material.

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