A new lease of life

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A new lease of life

Post by thefiggis » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:02 pm

...and I'm not talking about Great Aunt. Lord no - the daft old biddy's definitely on her last legs so I'd best make full use of her while she lasts. But I digress...

What ho,

Having hammered my Roman field for the best part of 18 months the finds were beginning to dry up, a state of affairs no doubt a combination of the frequency of my visits and the dry ground conditions. Didn't matter which end I bowled from, not a lot was happening. However, the field was ploughed recently and that, coupled with some moisture, has altered the wicket entirely :D

An area I'd previously covered quite intensively and which had gone quiet was now lobbing signals at me all over the place, and the finds were just what I was after. It's the detecting equivalent of taking the new ball and I was so busy digging the gin was almost going warm. In fact, there were so many signals I was able to be choosy and allow Jenks to dig only the shallow ones.

Lots of coins and brooches coming up, mainly broken but with two of my best so far (one has most of the mechanism remaining) and her ladyship's maiden Roman brooch and coins (the brooch, of course, had to be better than mine). Still, at least the habitual scowl was off her fizzog for a while and such was the improvement in her mood she didn't beat anybody for well over two hours ::g

Brooches and parts thereof shown below. Not bad for around ten hours' detecting, what?
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Coin-wise, there have been thirteen of various emperors and states of decomposition, along with two Elizabeth I (a penny and a groat), a Henry III cut half penny and a William III sixpence.

So there you have it - proof positive that a bit of ploughing and moisture can and do alter the wicket in your favour. Hope the same happens to you and your fields.

Pip pip ::g
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by Dave The Slave » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:17 pm

Plenty on the scoreboard there, John.
Looking forward to how the ground conditions, enhance future innings.
whatever happened to 1000 runs before the end of May ? Perhaps someone can manage 1000 items dug.
Good luck with future matches but be aware of the dazzling sun low on the boundary.
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by Lowland » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:22 pm

Very nice in fact great stuff,
You weren’t tampering with the ball were you?.,
I have dug precisely zero roman anything :D
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by bob79 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:23 pm

Cor blimey old chap, what a good innings you had.
Well done you ::g

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Re: A new lease of life

Post by thefiggis » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:36 pm

Lowland wrote:
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You weren’t tampering with the ball were you?.,
:-O Good lord, no! I've never tampered with a ball in my life! ( No need - I get Jenkins to do it.)
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by Saki » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:16 pm

thefiggis wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:02 pm
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An area I'd previously covered quite intensively and which had gone quiet was now lobbing signals at me all over the place, and the finds were just what I was after....

...but with two of my best so far...
Doesn't it just highlight that a permission can always produce more .

Unless Jenkins has being feeling sorry for you (or living in fear of a beating) and been out planting....... :)) :D rl; (Although his Zimmer frame does I'm sure get stuck in the mud)
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by deepdigdave » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:40 pm

I must say that you do have a way with words my friend, Im off to buy a plough and a watering can !!!!!!!!!!!! ;))

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Re: A new lease of life

Post by thefiggis » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:42 pm

Saki wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Doesn't it just highlight that a permission can always produce more .
Indeed it does, which is why I'm often a little puzzled by people gaining permissions on thousands of acres: unless this particular permission of 105 acres dries up tomorrow it's going to keep me going for ages. Having said that, it is a singularly productive site and of course not all are.
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Unless Jenkins has being feeling sorry for you (or living in fear of a beating) and been out planting....... :)) :D rl; (Although his Zimmer frame does I'm sure get stuck in the mud)
Jenks doesn't have a zimmer frame. That's Great Aunt. Tends to get in the way a bit when she's on digging duties, right enough, but I'm patient and in any case fill the waiting time with more gin ::g
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by thefiggis » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:45 pm

deepdigdave wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:40 pm
I must say that you do have a way with words my friend, Im off to buy a plough and a watering can !!!!!!!!!!!! ;))
Cheers, Dave. I'd advise buying a Jenkins - much cheaper and more versatile than a plough. I mean, when did a plough last pour you a gin or a watering can serve you lunch?
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:56 pm

A very good result which confirms the theory that a site is always worth a visit immediately after each and every ploughing so I'm sure there will be more complete examples to to add to the collection. Good Luck::g Regards ss47
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Re: A new lease of life

Post by alloverover » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:00 pm

Good going tf, always satisfying digging a lot of old stuff up ::g nice selection of brooches there :D ::g

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Re: A new lease of life

Post by thefiggis » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:13 pm

alloverover wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:00 pm
always satisfying digging a lot of old stuff up
Ain't it just? The thrill of exposing these things from the clod never diminishes for me. ::g
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