14th July 2019
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet!
10th July 2019
6th July 2019
In the days when I was a fully functioning detectorist, but not a ‘hot-shot’ like GH, I learnt and gained a few wrinkles – often in the hard way, though never forgotten. I reckon the wrinkles on my face were caused by my habit of cursing and grimacing every time I dug up more crap. Hence the appellation, ‘miserable old git’.
29th June 2019
Something quite unusual is happening in the UK at the moment. We’re basking – in my case melting – in the heat. But I’m not complaining. What are the other problems? I’ve read that detectorists should be aware of cows, wild boar, adders, and deer when searching … but not much about the little critters … the insects!
27th June 2019
I really don’t know where this post is going to lead, but I have a rough idea. The catalyst was Golden Girl, Nettie Edmundson. I’ve written about her in the past, but only about her greatest golden finds. See a teaser HERE written for one of my follow-up articles in The Searcher magazine. Sometime soon I will reprise that story in one of my future blogposts.
21st June 2019
The Middleham Jewel
Every detectorist at one time or another in his or her searching career will become aware of the medieval pendant unearthed in 1985 by Ted Seaton, accompanied by two mates. At first Ted thought that he’d found an old powder compact – until he got it home.
19th June 2019
If the archaeologists can have Indiana Jones, then we deserve our very own hero. There have been several contenders. A rumour on FaceAche revealed that a new hobby magazine called The Treasure Searcher, published by that dynamic duo Paul Barford and Nigel Swift, was about to make an entrance. I understand that their new publication would include the derring-do’s of all ‘naughty’ detectorists. Would a hero emerge? Would anybody buy it? Would their collaborative organ stand up to scrutiny?
11th June 2019