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by jcmaloney
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lidl root saw spade.
Replies: 28
Views: 200

Re: Lidl root saw spade.

Burgon and Ball Border spade............... the end. :thumbsup: I'd be worse off with that, it's the same size as my current spade except the treads on that one would catch! I guess it would be okay for shallow targets though! :D Must be looking at the wrong one, the square one has boot protector l...
by jcmaloney
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Seen at rallies
Replies: 29
Views: 360

Re: Seen at rallies

The "Gridder" (thats me) finds something - doesn`t shout about it then procedes to stick to a 20 yard square for the day. Returns with a tin full of keepers. The "Done It" - 120 acres of land, done it in 3 hours and declares it "done". The "Anymore?" - 120 acres of land - 30 club members - shortly b...
by jcmaloney
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lidl root saw spade.
Replies: 28
Views: 200

Re: Lidl root saw spade.

Burgon and Ball Border spade............... the end. :thumbsup:
by jcmaloney
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Excavating rubbish......
Replies: 11
Views: 121

Re: Excavating rubbish......

Alongside the Wombling I also mounted a one man campaign to get some bins as there are several schools, football pitches, tennis courts and a cycle circuit on the same stretch of road but there were no bins yet a huge 7 day a week "footfall". My inner womble was most pleased on Monday.... Victory!! ...
by jcmaloney
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Excavating rubbish......
Replies: 11
Views: 121

Re: Excavating rubbish......

And the WW1 Bayonet.
by jcmaloney
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Excavating rubbish......
Replies: 11
Views: 121

Excavating rubbish......

Best part of the forum for it I thought. :D In some of my spare time I am a Womble. Simple process, go out locally picking up rubbish dumped by "tossers". There are also group events, a bit like detecting except you don`t actually need permission because it is in public places as such. Engaging with...
by jcmaloney
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Clubs
Topic: Good to be getting back to meeting folk.
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Good to be getting back to meeting folk.

Well if you watch the Club meetings in the excellent "The Detectorists" comedy series that is how they are! :D We have......... The Finds expert (isn`t really but folk humour them) The Wants More Done (but doesn`t want to do it or help) The Random Bloke who makes notes (could be unique to us - he is...
by jcmaloney
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Clubs
Topic: Good to be getting back to meeting folk.
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Good to be getting back to meeting folk.

We find cake stops the members coming up with any silly ideas. :D

It`s rude to talk with your mouth full. :D

Cake!
by jcmaloney
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Clubs
Topic: Good to be getting back to meeting folk.
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Good to be getting back to meeting folk.

Interesting to hear how things have gradually worked their way back to something approaching normality :thumbsup: Tell me, John - I take it that with the amount of cakeage demolished face masks aren't required? Mind you, they are useful for hiding just how much cake you've stuffed into yer gob :D W...
by jcmaloney
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Clubs
Topic: Good to be getting back to meeting folk.
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Good to be getting back to meeting folk.

Having plodded along since 1968 our club normal life was "paused" by the pandemic for 18months or so. We had our first "free" meeting in August 2021, after the restrictions were lifted, it was far from normal as only a few people made those first baby steps into the new world of hand sanitiser, mask...
by jcmaloney
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Official hobby news
Topic: An interesting viewpoint......
Replies: 53
Views: 1567

Re: An interesting viewpoint......

Having full knowledge of exactly what went on I can assure you the Jed Walker article is so full of untruths and inaccuracies it is laughable. Never has Jed tried to get the other side of the story - hardly good journalism! The NCMD needs modernising and it was being done. One vote per member was b...
by jcmaloney
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Official hobby news
Topic: An interesting viewpoint......
Replies: 53
Views: 1567

Re: An interesting viewpoint......

Hope the link works...
https://jedwalker1.wixsite.com/facts/copy-of-home

Its reaching some sort of stand-off which helps nobody. :(
by jcmaloney
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Rallies
Topic: LCSS Open Dig, Sunday 5th Sept 2021, Nr Salisbury, Wiltshire
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: LCSS Open Dig, Sunday 5th Sept 2021, Nr Salisbury, Wiltshire

Well the "potential quarter stater" turns out to have stirred some debate! In the field folk suggested collar stud etc as it was tiny, smaller than a quarter by dimensions and weight. So far the research suggests a coin of the Central European Boii tribe who made staters down to 1/32ths! Subject to ...
by jcmaloney
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Rallies
Topic: LCSS Open Dig, Sunday 5th Sept 2021, Nr Salisbury, Wiltshire
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: LCSS Open Dig, Sunday 5th Sept 2021, Nr Salisbury, Wiltshire

We had a "bit of a day" down South. Potential Gallo Belgic quarter stater in the first 20 minutes, 20 hammered, IA bits, Roman bits and lots of "other stuff" it wasn`t easy with lots of signals as the land is genuinely "undetected" but the overall quality was stunning. Coin of the day..... 20210905_...
by jcmaloney
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Rallies
Topic: Rodney Cook Memorial dig
Replies: 67
Views: 1822

Re: Rodney Cook Memorial dig

Seems like a very succesful & well organised event and a fantastic £40k+ raised for the charities. :thumbsup: