Archives For April 2018

Detectorist Del Dorman has a rare form of lymphoma and daughter Anna had a plan to cheer him up. Wouldn’t it be great if one of his many visits to hospital, he happened to pick up a Searcher magazine and realise that he was featured in one of the articles. A scheme was devised.

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Talking Bloggocks

22nd April 2018 — 28 Comments


“This is my first rather hesitant foray into the blogosphere and I’m not sure what I am doing here. . . at this stage I am not absolutely sure what …  the content will be … is blogging simply an exercise in self-congratulation or something much more than that? Will anybody be interested in what I write? Only time will tell …”

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I’m considered to be some kind of expert in the field of detecting, but that is far from the truth. I receive at least two queries a week asking if I can identify an item. I sometimes can, but usually resort to asking a friend who actually knows what they are talking about.

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Message from the UKDFD

15th April 2018 — 4 Comments

Recent Changes to the United Kingdom Detector Finds Database

“Following comments received from members, we have altered the ‘Record View’ on the mobile version of our website. The view on a smartphone is now closer to that on our desktop website. It shows a gallery of thumbnails, each of which can be touched to display a complete high-resolution image. Below each high-resolution image there is a set of navigation buttons for moving backwards and forwards through the gallery or displaying them as a slide-show. Alternatively, the individual images can be swiped to move backwards or forwards through the gallery. The map view can be selected via the button below the thumbnail gallery, and can be enlarged to full-screen size via the ‘expand’ icon on the right-hand side.”

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The last time I discussed a token there wasn’t much information. The John Robertson example below provides us with a better commentary on our recent social history. Nothing much changes.

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My First Metal Detector

5th April 2018 — 21 Comments

Picture by Jeff Cohen

The Jackdaw

Oh no, I hear you say. Not again! My apologies if you’ve seen this before, but it was a blog post I lost and I think it deserves a reprise … especially for newcomers and is also representative of a type of blog post that I do. I thought it was on here; evidently not.

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Theft by Keeping?

1st April 2018 — 14 Comments

Last week I made a Tweet from the UK Daily Mirror newspaper in which they asked if you could legally keep money, jewellery or lottery tickets you might discover on the street. “Does the adage of ‘finders keepers, losers weepers’ actually stand up in court?” they asked.

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