August 2019

I went out with new detectorist Mark Graves yesterday on his permission to give him some hints and tips on metal detecting. I didn’t know much about his detector, a Minelab X Terra 750, but had downloaded the manual onto my iPad to take with us, and watched several youtube…

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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…

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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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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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I was invited to join Midweek Searchers who were metal detecting at a site near Waterlooville. I found nothing spectacular despite telling Sharon, the Admin on the gate, that I was going to find gold today… There actually was some found, a Celtic Gold Stater, but somebody unkindly found it…

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