August 2019

I had a mini scare yesterday whilst on a metal detecting dig. I got back to the car for a coffee break and suddenly noticed that the remote control unit for the detector was missing 😲 It must have dropped off in the field…To replace a control unit is over…

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I went on a dig near Middle Wallop today, courtesy of the Midweek Searchers Group. It was new, undetected ground so we had no idea what there was to find. The field had just been roughly ploughed, which made a change from all the rock-hard pasture I’ve been digging lately…

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A less than spectacular dig for me today out by Yeovil, except for two small triumphs 😀 The first was within 10 feet of the car when I got a lovely signal which turned out to be a George V 1931 “Oak Leaf” Silver Three Pence coin (50% silver content). Only…

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Whilst fieldwalking on Deverel Down, between Winterborne Whitechurch and Milborne St Andrew, I went to have a look at the walled Deverel Round Barrow.  This was excavated by W A Miles in 1824 when it measured 54 ft diameter and 12 ft high. Despite the Barrow having a Bronze Age…

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