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Title: Success within two swings
Post by: Chef Geoff on March 10, 2011, 04:59:38 PM
I had a phone call this morning before work asking if there was any chance I could try and find a charm bracelet that had been lost by the callers young daughter. Unfortunately it was lost last Saturday in a busy child's play area of the local park, so although I said yes I had a nasty feeling it may have been already picked up as the grass is very short.

I have just got back after spending the last hour there and success I found it within the first minute, I had jokingly said to Taff I was going for a play in the sand pit but that was exactly where I found it. The mother was in disbelief at how easily I found it (so was I ;D). And yes Taff there was a crystal on it lol
I then had to entertain the other children and mums by showing how if they hid coins the machine would find them.......never again ::).
As is normal I refused any form of payment but my act of goodwill was rewarded in another way............On my way out of the park I just trailed the Explorer over the flower border in vain hope, more nulling than signalling as the soil was brought in to landscape the park about 10 years ago and it's full of nails. when a definite low rasp came from the speaker (I had taken the headphones off to entertain the audience). I quickly looked around to make sure no one in authority was lurking and just pulled away a few clumps of soil to be greeted with this little beauty.
A Charles I Rose halfpenny.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on March 10, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
I hate him  ;D


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: jtalbot0001 on March 10, 2011, 05:08:39 PM
LOL!! Straight to the point Rob! That is an excellent ending/reward to the day, well done on finding both the bracelet and coin!!


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Jassy on March 10, 2011, 05:26:16 PM
thats soo cool!! you lucky thing!!! karma at its best!x


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: davtec (dave) on March 10, 2011, 05:29:59 PM
well done got your reward for the good deed ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Kev on March 10, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
another great job Chef and a great plus for the hobby. ;)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: duggypuggy on March 10, 2011, 05:50:20 PM
Well done on your finds especially the charm bracelet as it was sentimental,the young girl will always remember your good deed.
IT PROVES - WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.
ps.did you ask the onlookers if anyone called Charles or Rose had lost any money.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: nomad on March 10, 2011, 05:53:24 PM
mmm you were doing a reccie for the next dw rally........lol nice rose farthing


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Val Beechey on March 10, 2011, 08:41:46 PM
What a nice ending to a nice job, well done by a nice fella. ;D

Val


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Roman (Ray) on March 10, 2011, 08:46:00 PM
wwwwooww welldone mr chef.lucky t**t.lol..could.nt be more well deserved my friend.great find git.
ray.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: The Doc on March 10, 2011, 08:51:09 PM
Great work Geoff and a nice reward at the end  :)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: dances with badgers on March 10, 2011, 08:54:32 PM
your winding me up geoff welldone master when you writing this book then ? :)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: beachboy (viv) on March 10, 2011, 09:13:01 PM
Geoff,congratulations on finding the bracelet and the nice coin on the way back well deserved.Viv


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: geordiefred on March 10, 2011, 09:37:19 PM
Nice one! a cracking find for a flower bed, well done Geoff  on finding the coin and  bracelet  ;)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Chef Geoff on March 10, 2011, 09:53:46 PM
Thanks all, I was pleased to find the bracelet, it always gives you such a nice feeling to be able to return something. The hammy was just the icing on the cake and brings me up to 3 for the year.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Neil on March 10, 2011, 09:56:23 PM
Nice find Geoff - I've always fancied a bash at the local park flowerbeds!

My mate Mark found a sixpence walking past a flowerbed once in Barrry.

see you sunday

Neil


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: falcon. on March 11, 2011, 02:37:20 PM
Well well you lucky bugger! :)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: dsinfinite on February 21, 2014, 02:35:30 PM
I thought you wernt allowed to metal detect parks in the UK XD


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: handyman [Alan} on February 21, 2014, 02:58:25 PM
I thought you wernt allowed to metal detect parks in the UK XD

the original post is 3 years old, and has been dormant since march 2011.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: probono on February 21, 2014, 04:45:54 PM
That's a great story - and a great find too - and in great condition.

I had thought about starting a thread about the 'oldest things people have found in parks' as recently I found a 1799 1/2 penny in a park close to me - looks like you've had a great head-start.



Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: diggaduff on February 21, 2014, 04:49:17 PM
Nice find and well deserved :)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: HAMMERRHOID on February 21, 2014, 05:41:52 PM
Great find bet you were pleased


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: marknewbury1 on February 21, 2014, 05:58:41 PM
Park life


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: deepersweeper on February 21, 2014, 06:09:28 PM
well done, so many times people say they have lost something in one place then after you have seached in vain for about an hour they say" at least i think thats where i lost it"


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: CUT/HALF on February 21, 2014, 06:11:33 PM
well done, so many times people say they have lost something in one place then after you have seached in vain for about an hour they say" at least i think thats where i lost it"
I agree Alan, could you say it again.  ;D


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: JRD on February 21, 2014, 06:12:53 PM
Nice one Geoff - well rewarded a good deed.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: celticspikey on April 28, 2014, 09:04:21 PM
I had a phone call this morning before work asking if there was any chance I could try and find a charm bracelet that had been lost by the callers young daughter. Unfortunately it was lost last Saturday in a busy child's play area of the local park, so although I said yes I had a nasty feeling it may have been already picked up as the grass is very short.

I have just got back after spending the last hour there and success I found it within the first minute, I had jokingly said to Taff I was going for a play in the sand pit but that was exactly where I found it. The mother was in disbelief at how easily I found it (so was I ;D). And yes Taff there was a crystal on it lol
I then had to entertain the other children and mums by showing how if they hid coins the machine would find them.......never again ::).
As is normal I refused any form of payment but my act of goodwill was rewarded in another way............On my way out of the park I just trailed the Explorer over the flower border in vain hope, more nulling than signalling as the soil was brought in to landscape the park about 10 years ago and it's full of nails. when a definite low rasp came from the speaker (I had taken the headphones off to entertain the audience). I quickly looked around to make sure no one in authority was lurking and just pulled away a few clumps of soil to be greeted with this little beauty.
A Charles I Rose halfpenny.
Well deserved Geoff, good work. ;)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: hotmill on April 29, 2014, 01:33:07 PM
Very nice Chef  :)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: nonker10 on April 30, 2014, 11:40:21 PM
i agree totally with the karma thing.i did something quite recently that i never usually do,part with a hammered coin.my business partners daughter was getting married.in these situations i usually give the pair a couple of william love tokens.but my mates daughter is named elizabeth,i had one liz the 1st love token so gave it to her for a wedding present.since then i have found the two best condition lizze's i have ever found,a cracker of a medieval groat various other nice bit's and a dobunnic quarter stater.youv'e got to give to receive i am sure of it.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Dryland on April 30, 2014, 11:49:24 PM
How about giving me 100, just to test the theory one more time ;D ;D


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: nonker10 on May 01, 2014, 11:18:50 PM
mr ankle i am very tempted i must admit.but today i received a letter from west mercia police kindly informing me that i was caught on camera doing 35mph in a 30mph zone.which will cost me exactly 100.00.so i'm going detecting this weekend to test the theory once again.p.s your not a copper are you?


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Dryland on May 01, 2014, 11:27:54 PM
 ;D ;D not on your nelly  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: grego on May 02, 2014, 08:14:10 AM
I hope the theory works for you.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: nonker10 on May 02, 2014, 11:19:53 PM
i am out sunday if my daughters tonsilitus gets better.if i go out i'll let you know.


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: nonker10 on May 03, 2014, 10:53:28 PM
contacted my mate saxon,were out at 9.00am.taking my canera again just in case.look out for tomorrows post,i've got a good feeling. 8)


Title: Re: Success within two swings
Post by: Bill from Lachine on May 03, 2014, 11:26:42 PM
Goeff,

You've got a lucky horseshoe for sure....lol...

Regards + HH

Bill

I had a phone call this morning before work asking if there was any chance I could try and find a charm bracelet that had been lost by the callers young daughter. Unfortunately it was lost last Saturday in a busy child's play area of the local park, so although I said yes I had a nasty feeling it may have been already picked up as the grass is very short.

I have just got back after spending the last hour there and success I found it within the first minute, I had jokingly said to Taff I was going for a play in the sand pit but that was exactly where I found it. The mother was in disbelief at how easily I found it (so was I ;D). And yes Taff there was a crystal on it lol
I then had to entertain the other children and mums by showing how if they hid coins the machine would find them.......never again ::).
As is normal I refused any form of payment but my act of goodwill was rewarded in another way............On my way out of the park I just trailed the Explorer over the flower border in vain hope, more nulling than signalling as the soil was brought in to landscape the park about 10 years ago and it's full of nails. when a definite low rasp came from the speaker (I had taken the headphones off to entertain the audience). I quickly looked around to make sure no one in authority was lurking and just pulled away a few clumps of soil to be greeted with this little beauty.
A Charles I Rose halfpenny.


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