March 2020

Fluff the Wonderdog and I took a trip to the doctors in Blandford Forum just before we started a 12-week lockdown caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. On the way, I commented on the archaeology and history of the landscape we were passing through – and there’s far more than you’d…

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A wander around a local but previously un-visited site at Stoke Wake, below an Iron Age Hillfort.The farm promised lots but gave me very little until I unearthed some mystery items… Detectors used: XP Deus Full on v.5.21 using an 11″ Standard Black CoilNokta Makro Simplex+ Pinpointer: XP MI-6 Cameras…

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A visit to a very ancient landscape near Milton Abbas, surrounded by scheduled Iron Age and Medieval sites. Anything from Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, Medieval, etc could, and in the past has been found. It’s very local to me, only a couple of minutes drive away, so wasn’t worried by…

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A return to the old Manor House and Estate near Ringwood, but different fields. Historically, several silver hammered coins have been found on the estate so I thought it was about my turn to find some too… As well as using my XP Deus I’m again trying the Nokta Makro…

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