The lodger was doing a Rip Van Winkel impersonation and looked unlikely to stir this side of New Year's Eve so I sloped off to the beach to catch the low tide. The weather was a tad damp to start with but it slowly brightened up. Later the breeze turned into a gale and I got sandblasted but I didn't mind much as for a change there were plenty of signals in the gullies. Most of them were just shrapnel and bullets but I will dig these all day because not only are they of interest to me they are also a really good indicators that there might be rings about. After an hour and a half with no coins I had a very strong signal and pulled a small 9ct ring hallmarked for 1976 from about 2 inches down in the black sand. After that I continued digging until the tide came in and ended up with six coins and about a kilogram of shrapnel.
The ring is obvious in the photo. The top row is the better bits from the club dig yesterday. I originally thought that the item on the left was a tiny horse pendant but the enamel actually looks more like a Romano British or Roman pin. The second row shows a nice buckle and a Leicestershire Regiment collar badge. The latter item took me back to my youth because I cut my teeth detecting in Rutland where the Leicesters were the local regiment. I had found dozens of their cap badges but never a collar badge.
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Most of us on here are History addicts but we are outnumbered by the millions of mobile phone addicts, who spent yesterday heads down pressing buttons.
You were in a position to please yourself and you did.
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I hope to be out later, l need to walk off yesterday's food and drink fest
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I stopped doing the gold dance on beaches a long while ago except to wind up my mates. It's a different matter on land though, and I don't even care if there are only cows, sheep or birds to see it!