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About 50 yards up the sloping field I was doing well fighting the oncoming wind and I had my first decent sounding signal which turned out to be the usual plain button . Hole filled and pin pointer back in the pouch I steadied myself for the onward journey which was about to be interrupted .
I could see a small group of people over by the edge of the field and they were waving and calling me over so curious to find out what all the fuss was about I made my over to them . I was met halfway by a kindly gentleman who introduced himself as "Brian " and would I be so kind to help make the numbers up for a group photo and be willing to support their small but determined protest about some future development which was going to spoil the landscape etc . Being a willing sort of chap and one for the under dogs I agreed .With much jolly cheering and handshakes and introductions over I got the gist that I was now unwittingly part of a small but respectful protest with a local newspaper photographer ready from the off to click away .
A couple of sturdy ladies fought bravely with the wind and managed to unravel a very promising banner all of about 12 feet long , the wording escapes me but it seems I am now a "mascot member " of their protest group . One minute I am innocently detecting away and the next minute I am standing shoulder to shoulder with my new found comrades helping to hold this long banner while the local rag photographer took a few shots . Job done , handshakes , thanks and all that over and I'm off again on my lonesome journey slightly bewildered as to what exactly had I just got myself involved with .
No matter , the fields beckoned and after a few false digs a threepenny bit lay in the palm of my hands which was to be the only coin of the day . A few more odds and ends , some buttons and a rather impressive pot leg which is by far the biggest I have dug to date . I have had a few from here but nothing quite this size so I was quite happy to find that lump . I am guessing Medieval ? Whatever the age it turned out to be the best find of the afternoon .
I was using q40 , Raptor coil , sensitivity 75 and jewellery mode . The pot leg was only a few inches down so gave a decent sounding signal .
- john Colin
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Pot legs are like half crowns. Belting signals and always nice to find.
Let’s hope your protest has some effect. Where would we all go if the fields disappeared under bricks and mortar.