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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,,


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: probono on July 06, 2020, 01:48:18 PM
I agree with you Carling :) - but it still amazes me what does get found - and I have to admit to have been lucky more than once.

I did go out last week for the first time, but then didn't this weekend (long story).

Not sure if I would like to have a site that had a lot of reasonable signals, or a site with few signals but some good stuff :) I know that I don't like sites that are covered in foil / alu, or sites where there aren't even rubbish signals.....

I get quite despondent when I've walked around for a few hours and all I have are a few blank buttons.....


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Resurgam on July 06, 2020, 07:22:44 PM
Oh, isn't it a real bummer when those blank buttons have produced a bloomin coin ball but any coin lifts your spirits after a few hours of nowt?

If you hit the treasure motherload and reaped all it's rewards, would you then continue detecting; or would detecting after that be mediocre? 


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on July 06, 2020, 09:08:53 PM
I like a site with many historical signals and also a site that as very little signals, what I don't like is fields full of junk.. If ( and I have)  find or found the mother load I find a lot of things pail in comparison ( I had 1 farm when I 1st started detecting produced over 300 hammereds, 30 dinari, 5 gold coins 2 bronze age axe heads over a 10 year period,, everywhere else since then as been a day out 😁, with the odd surprise.


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Resurgam on July 08, 2020, 08:02:13 AM
                           As any detectorist that does the North Wales beaches knows, Talacre sands are full of WWII scrap and perhaps the occasional goodie, or bit of bling. Having detected Talacre for a number of years now, both alone and with a buddy, I have found that all company has now fallen by the wayside and most detecting sessions there are conducted alone; except, that is, for the occasional enquiring member of the public or one of the many loose dogs that also want to say hello and share in the dig.

                          There are, of course, small areas of Talacre where the detector falls silent and I get to wondering if the detector that I am swinging has died and  then start wishing for the odd bit of scrap just kill the boredom of the silent swing, or save me from having to checkout the machine to make sure that it isn't dead.

                          Started to get the itch again yesterday and am hankering after driving down the coast and seeing how Talacre has changed over these months of lockdown. Double checked the Safari and the Quest Q40, charged up all the batteries (including spares) and now just have to remember where I put the ProPointer!  ::)

                          My knee pads have taken a real battering in the garden over the last four months and the Velcro straps may just not stand up to several hours of beach detecting. Come to think of it, me and my knees may not be able to stick the pace anymore!   ::)


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: probono on July 09, 2020, 07:42:30 PM
Oh, isn't it a real bummer when those blank buttons have produced a bloomin coin ball but any coin lifts your spirits after a few hours of nowt?

If you hit the treasure motherload and reaped all it's rewards, would you then continue detecting; or would detecting after that be mediocre? 

I found it quite difficult after finding my hoard - how can you better something like that, unless it is a bigger hoard? And yet some of my favourite finds haven't been fantastic like that - I always like finding half decent cartwheels - and I was really over the moon with my first complete axehead last year. I suppose my site has been quite similar to Carling's despite being 'empty' - apart from a distinct lack of hammereds.....I think I've had about 30 over a twelve year period...


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on July 09, 2020, 09:59:01 PM
Yep I enjoy tectin and these days finds are defo a bonus but I think it's just the pleasure of being out and the anticipation ( how ever misguided that may be) in finding something, now I've said I have thousands of acres in permissions and find stuff quite regular which is nice to find but I defo haven't got the wow factor anymore,,, anyways this season I decided I needed more pasture land ( got loads of arable but not much grass) so I went and picked up a large farm pasture and arable just outside Leominster today ( I rarely get new perms as I don't see the point) but this new farm is medieval and in a little village, do I think I will find something to put the spark back in??? Probably not but its somewhere new to go at the weekend and the crop season for all my usual stuff ain't far away.


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Richie sixpence on September 13, 2020, 05:49:36 PM
Hi my friend did you get to Talacre? I've just been made redundant from Magellan Aerospace due to the lack of demand  for aircraft.
All the very best stay safe  my friend Richie sixpence


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: probono on September 17, 2020, 12:12:04 PM
Oh, isn't it a real bummer when those blank buttons have produced a bloomin coin ball but any coin lifts your spirits after a few hours of nowt?

If you hit the treasure motherload and reaped all it's rewards, would you then continue detecting; or would detecting after that be mediocre? 

Well I've certainly found it hard to continue detecting after finding my hoard - and yes, finding a gold hammered again last year (and an axe head) was really great, but it is getting harder and harder to be bothered. I've had four hammereds out of one field over 5 years - it has just been cut and again all I got was buttons (and junk) - that's the best field left on the farm. When you see what people further east than Wales are posting it does get me down - I'd love anything celtic or indeed anything roman (as I haven't found one of those for almost two years). I've even spent four months not sending my CTX off to be repaired, and don't even complain too much when my missues says I've already been out detecting this month :)

I'll still go out, just not every week - would love just one place where there were plenty of non-green waste signals :) - another one on my adjoining permission (despite being pasture) has been ruined this year by green waste. Great shame.


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: carling2 on September 17, 2020, 02:53:22 PM
I don't think your alone mate I also ain't got the go to go out 😁 and I think there's many in this hobby now hanging up there spades, getting harder to get permissions, getting harder to get finds Wales or not seems to be the same all over  and to be fair the finds we see on YouTube and Facebook etc can't really be took at face value ( in fact I'm 1 of these guys that don't watch anything detecting related at all)to be fair I've said before I don't really get new perms because 95% of the time someone's already been there.


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: Resurgam on October 21, 2020, 06:55:25 PM
Hi my friend did you get to Talacre? I've just been made redundant from Magellan Aerospace due to the lack of demand  for aircraft.
All the very best stay safe  my friend Richie sixpence

Hi Richie,

sorry I missed your post. Nope, never made it down to Talacre and had to move our holiday dates, for the third time! :(

I was eventually contemplating driving down the coast for a day's beach detecting when the balloon went up and all the new travel restrictions hit Mersey Side and Wales. One bit of good news within all this was that the lady who's paddock I was going to swing the coil over, in the hopes of finding her lost ear-rings, has plenty of acres of undetected land that I could take a look at.

Sorry to hear about the redundancies but trust that you are, at least, finding some good in the situation. Drop me an email or a pm my friend.


Title: Re: freedom
Post by: probono on October 22, 2020, 09:48:14 PM
Hi my friend did you get to Talacre? I've just been made redundant from Magellan Aerospace due to the lack of demand  for aircraft.
All the very best stay safe  my friend Richie sixpence

That's sad to hear - but make it plain - it isn't Covid that has caused this, it is the government and their friends around the world.

I only hope that when the madness is over, that companies like the one you used to work for get a second wind.

I'm fortunate that - whilst working in Welsh manufacturing - the drive to more and more working from home and 5G has kept me in a job.


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