17/08/19 – Trowbridge

I was on a dig at Trowbridge today with the “Lets Go Digging” group and didn’t have the best of days. I confess that I woke up feeling rough and not really wanting to go but thought I’d feel better once I got there…

The dig site looked pretty good with lots of fields to go at but in the first couple of fields my detector was getting interference from an electric fence pulsing away nearby which I found very difficult to tune out.  I was still getting signals between the interference but all of them turned out to be aluminium cow ointment tubes, eight in the first half an hour, and even more in other fields, along with assorted iron scrap, strange bits of metallic slag, and an electric fence clip 😄


Eventually, I got a really nice signal which turned out to be a George V 1920 Shilling (50% silver content), my best find of the day…

Later on I was detecting a paddock to find a missing horseshoe for the farmer when I got another OK signal. Who says Deus can’t detect deep objects? My hole was getting deeper and deeper and I still hadn’t found the object. Finally, at over 12 inches down I found a tiny pewter button 🙂

A frustrating day with few finds, but at least the weather turned out OK…