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Ach. I'm sure we all have some nuggets of stupidity from our metal detecting past that we can share with the newer members to the sport (Although I'm still new, with only two years under my belt!) so they don't repeat our folly.
So come on, and share your ridiculous stories. Don't be shy.
I'll start with a video:
http://metaldetectinguk.blogspot.com/20 ... ke-me.html
In addition to that, I learnt a lesson by just turning up to the club meet the other day. Everyone had all their finds in lovely cases, protected by cotton wall. I turned up with a bag that looked liked it was made from Steptoes pants, with all 'me treasure clanging about, sounding like it was being carried by a drunk donkey. Honestly, it looked like a swag sack.
In future, I shall take better care of my precious hauls.
so what you meant to tell us was that you acted like a complete ass, lol
only joking mate !! don't give a hee haw about what anyone else thinks, lol
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Ha ha! Yup!
I'm not proud. I've got worse stories than the one above.
I'm just plucking up the guts to tell them...lol.
I was detecting a field a couple of years ago, I had been going for about 30-40 mins when I thought...I haven’t had a signal for a while.... I looked down and realized I had not turned the detector on. That was a massive senior moment but I was only 26! How it took me that long to notice I have no idea.
...why has all the rum gone??
The coin repeatedly falling out of a pocket is not new. I've seen a victorian comic-style illustration of it somewhere - possibly one of David V's books but I can't be sure. In the illustration, the coins are gold sovereigns so I think you can be forgiven for doing the same with a pound (or 40 ).
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Ha ha! I've done similar where my headphones have just been hanging slightly out of the jack...
My Classic one was using a probe to go through the soil in my left hand, while I had forgotten to take my wedding ring off under the glove,... doh...
Ok, here it goes....
When I first starting detecting, I repeat FIRST STARTED detecting (literally my second day), I found a Roman pot. At least in my head, it was a Roman pot. My spade just chinked the side of it when I was digging, and as I dug around it I saw a lid emerge.
So, I decided to really, really dig it out carefully, just like those fellas from time team. I couldn't believe my luck. I didn't want to take the lid off until the end, because I wanted whatever it was inside to be a surprise. I was going to dig it out first, making damn sure I didn't damage it in anyway.
Anyhow, I was there for a good few hours, having a sandwich and a flask of tea in-between. Finally, I managed to prize the pot from its place. It was pretty damaged, but still had a bit of the blue paint on one side.
I opened the lid, and peered inside. Nothing but black muck at the bottom. Gutted. But oh, well, I had a Roman pot! I was just going to ring the museum and landowner, when I turned the pot around.
Just beneath the top, I could make out a picture.
It was a picture of an Alsatian.
It was a bloody urn, wasn't it? It was the dogs favourite bloody walking place....
Back in the eighties I was a District Scout Leader and got the OK to search on our district camp site at Frylands Wood near Biggin Hill....lots of small areas where camps were set up.....It was just after the summer and the camp had been packed ...I was detecting happily finding loads of coins with plenty of the 'new' £1 coins...... at the time I used to wear a cornish fishermans smock while detecting, (big pockets).... I was well happy finding all this money but at home-time at the car park I was gutted to find the stitching had come undone on my 'goodies' pocket and I'd never even noticed that as I dropped coins in they were falling straight through and back onto the grass behind me!.....what a plonker!......
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