Metal Detecting Discussions => Metal Detector Finds => Topic started by: relicron on June 16, 2020, 08:37:29 AM

Title: freedom
Post by: relicron on June 16, 2020, 08:37:29 AM
Hello guys,hope everybody is well after this dreadful corvid 19,myself & tom,went out for a couple of hours yesterday first time since lockdown,it was great to get out,only went a couple of miles from where we live,but we really enjoyed it,had a couple of nice bits & pieces,with a couple of interesting bronze bits,looking forward to going again very soon,most likely tom will put his finds up later,but here are my finds,take care & be safe everyone,cheers ron, ;)

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Val Beechey on June 17, 2020, 08:18:10 AM
Hey Ron, nice to see you and even nicer to see some pics.
Donít know what the first bit is but wondered if itís part of a Torque ?
Love the second Spindle Whorl, not seen one with a pattern like that, a bit special I think.

Iíve not been out since before the lock down. Only got a few fields within the current restricted distance and they now have Maize 2ft high. I was only thinking yesterday, this lock down has been like being sent to a drug rehab. I think itís working. Iíve gone through they craving bit, now at the couldnít care less stage. Detector draped in an old curtain to save me having to dust it every week  ::)

Thanks for posting  ;D

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: probono on June 17, 2020, 11:48:25 PM
Glad that you got out - did you miss it?

My permissions are more than 5 miles from my house - and given how dry it had been - and the season I've been curiously in two minds as to go out or not - I wonder how many others are like this?

I've been building with my boy on a river island - that's keeping me occupied, but I also keep getting tempted to take my detector to see if I can find anything - but I'm not sure of the rules for that.....

Anyway, nice to see some finds on here again!

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Val Beechey on June 18, 2020, 12:03:55 AM
Hi Roland. They say be careful what you wish for and tomorrow will prove the point by the look of the forecast. For us itís heavy rain from 8am onwards all through the day and most of the night.

You might need waders to go back to your construction . Good project that but a bit early in the year for the reeds to finish the roof  ;D

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on June 18, 2020, 09:55:47 AM
Good finds mate,, funny thing this virus on detecting I'm in agreement with val at 1st I was like oh no I can't go to farmers houses and can't travel to detect then just before the lock down finished here in England I found I wasn't that bothered and when they did ease the lock down I moved into the well its pasture season and the grounds to hard state of mind now its been chucking it down I'm now thinking well I'm still not comftable travelling about and hey its only pasture as far as I know so I won't bother, I seem to finding excuses not to go 😁 crop time aug/Sept might be interesting 🤔🙄

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: roughneck on June 18, 2020, 02:54:15 PM
And finally after a few problems with uploading photos of my finds,...Ö.here they are.  Best finds were the Lizzie threepence hammie and  the shoe buckle, both found at depth with the Nox 800, though I'm still not really confident in sounds and numbers.  Other finds were mostly modern coins, lots of rubbish and lots of bits of bronze which makes us think the area is well worth searching.  We've now found three hammies and Rons bronze axehead on this farm .  It's quite local to us and the farmer is great.  It was nice to finally get out and enjoy a few hours on the sheep pasture, so nice short grass.  Will be staying away from arable farms and just visit a few local sheep farmers.  Cheers everyone and good luck if you do get out. Tom.

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: probono on June 18, 2020, 04:25:10 PM
Plenty of stuff there, certainly :) Nice that you found a hammy too!

Just had confirmation from my most local permission, so I might update with some finds  :)

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Val Beechey on June 18, 2020, 06:41:23 PM
Nicely found Tom. That buckle is a cracker. Donít often find the nice ones complete.
Itís great to come across an owner that is so accommodating. Mines the same. He says, welcome anytime, help yourself and heís not the slightest bit interested in what I find, with one proviso, I let him know first if I find a hoard  ;D ::)
As no one lives at the farm itís a great deal. Trouble is, Finds are few and far between but given the arrangement I keep going back. I really should try getting some new land but when I think hard about it I decide itís too much like hard work.

Thanks for posting your finds. Without peeps like you & Ron weíd have little to look at.

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: roughneck on June 18, 2020, 08:35:43 PM
Thanks Val and Roly.  It was a nice day, great to finally get out and with plenty of finds.  The farmer is like you said Val, friendly, accommodating and not really interested in finds.  He just gives us the freedom to roam anywhere on the farm.
As restrictions relax we may be able to go a little further afield, albeit mostly on pasture.  Thanks again for the interest. 
Tom and Ron

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: relicron on June 19, 2020, 10:30:14 AM
Thank you guys for all your comments,hope you can all get out soon,nice to be back on here ,lets hope for some more finds shortly,yes that spindle whorle is a cracker ain't it val,thank you love,hey nice bit of stone work there roly great stuff,speak soon we hope,Ron & Tom,

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on June 19, 2020, 07:07:06 PM
I understand Wales is scrapping the 5 mile rule and opening the borders on July 6th...hh guys.

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Val Beechey on June 20, 2020, 04:45:43 AM
Yes, thatís what he said carling but only if the numbers donít go up. In the meantime outdoor activities have been extended, within the suggested 5 miles, to include non-contact sports so I guess that includes detecting.
I sípose we've done well with the numbers. Been a long and frustrating few months though.
Over my end of the ship especially. As I get out with the dogs Iíve kept in touch with the outside world and I can honestly say I havenít spoken to anyone who knows anyone or even heard of anyone whoís got the virus.

Getting back out with the detector for the first time is going to be hard work. Iíve slipped into a new routine and Iíve sort of lost the incentive to make the effort to disrupt my days again. A case of ĎThe mind is willing but the body is weakí !

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on June 21, 2020, 09:01:14 AM
I don't think your alone val there's so many guys I know that have been doing this for years are saying they can't be bothered, I'll admit I'm not as enthusiastic as I once was and as I've said for ages I don't really bother getting new permissions as there doesn't seem much point,, I guess detecting is getting harder for everybody, harder to get permissions, most places are done,, harder to find things, to much travelling etc, etc, and after 20 years detecting and the way that most places are detected now you start to realise that you ain't going to find the arc of the covenant, King John's lost treasure or neros tea set☕😁😁

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: outlaw on June 23, 2020, 07:35:26 AM
Just  to clarify, in Wales are we allowed to detect as a club yet, anyone cre to enlighten me please ?

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Greg on June 23, 2020, 09:11:21 AM
From what I understand, you cannot have club rallies however small, but you can go out on you own or with someone living with you to a permission within 5 miles of your home, but you need to reconfirm access with the farmer or landowner first.

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on June 23, 2020, 10:28:07 AM
Yep bang on Greg but soon the law for Wales will change again so it'll all come good and just a few weeks before crop time which is a bonus,, imagine being total lock down from June till xmas😱😱😁

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Resurgam on June 28, 2020, 08:59:51 AM
Nice to see that some folk are getting out to swing the coil and are also uncovering some interesting finds. The long lockdown has somewhat dented and jaded my detecting enthusiasm and the thought of an anticipated second virus wave is doing nothing rekindle my appetite.

I do have two new permissions and an invitation to search a paddock for some lost earrings come October. I have also come across an old map that shows the northern end of Offas Dyke being in a place different than the presently accepted area.

Well done anyone who gets out and brings home the goodies.
Stay safe, stay well, and happy hunting

Chris  :)

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Val Beechey on June 28, 2020, 03:19:08 PM
Hi Chris. Glad youíre still around  ;D

If you read some of the previous replies on this post youíll see youíre not the only one who loosing the will. Iím one. As I said itís been like going to drug re-has and itís working.
I gave my Detecting spade an airing this afternoon - in the garden. One corner, where we had an enormous giant Bamboo. We cut it all down 3 years ago (or was it 4 ?) and just left it to rot. I think itís going to take longer than Iíve got  ::) so have decided to plant some shrubs around where it was and hope they grow and cover the corner without us even trying to dig out the cane roots.
I was pleased to note that my spade still knows what to do. First one in, well fed and watered, fingers crossed.
Take care, stay safe,

Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Resurgam on June 28, 2020, 09:21:23 PM
Hi Val,

there is a product called 'RootOut' that works wonders on tree stumps, I used the stuff on a half a dozen big Lombardy Poplar stumps a few years back; rots the wood and gets way down into the roots. It probably took a bit longer than it will for a few old bamboo stumps!

I had read all the posts in the thread and was surprised that I  wasn't the only one going through withdrawal symptoms.  ;D


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on June 30, 2020, 08:31:32 AM
Metal detecting I think is 1 hobby you can do for a lifetime and struggle to find enough to fill a small tupperware box with decent finds😁 so we have a situation where detecting as took a back seat and people are doing other stuff and suddenly finding 2 buttons after walking around 3 hours doesn't seem that productive,, withdrawal symptoms?? I just think people are finding out that detecting is not a nessecity and is no way near productive as 20 years ago and in fact it's bloody time consuming hard work and maybe just maybe a spot of gardening or painting etc is far more productive 🤔😁and I think this virus as done what the Archis have been trying to do for years,, get loads of us off the fields,,

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