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As we can’t go out at the weekends, my wife decided that she’d find jobs around the house that’ll keep me busy and my mind off detecting. So far, I’ve jet washed and re-sanded the drive, chopped enough logs for the rest of the season and re-insulated and re-boarded the loft.
It was during the loft work that I found this token sitting under the original insulation. I was well chuffed with this eyes only find :D and took great delight telling Mrs Shaggy her plan had failed.
It’s a 1970s token that was given away by Cleveland petrol, part of ESSO. I’d never heard of Cleveland petrol before.
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I can imagine the triumphal glee spreading across your face as you found that token. Did you rub it in a bit? Just a tad? A bit of smugness did no marriage any real harm - just don’t quote me on that :lol:

Good find :thumbsup:

P.S. you need to research who lived in your house around that time - could be interesting!
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Snap.

I have been putting shelves up in the loft since this latest lockdown, cleaning up after myself I found a very small casket key and a cut quarter.

Having said that, I replaced the plastic waste pipes under the sink a few years ago and found a couple of small Roman grotts in the sink trap.
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Doug wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:58 am Snap.

I have been putting shelves up in the loft since this latest lockdown, cleaning up after myself I found a very small casket key and a cut quarter.

Having said that, I replaced the plastic waste pipes under the sink a few years ago and found a couple of small Roman grotts in the sink trap.
Imagine someone living in your house in the future finding stuff like that. It’d be a real head scratcher :lol:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:50 am P.S. you need to research who lived in your house around that time - could be interesting!
It gets better, the family who lived in the house from new build to 1973 were the Normans..... and the father was William, mother was Mary :D :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:31 am Imagine someone living in your house in the future finding stuff like that. It’d be a real head scratcher :lol:
I use the old broken pot I pick up as drainage in the bottom of our flower pot etc, When the time come to pot on (or change the plant because it's always my fault for not watering them), the soil, bits of pot an all gets thrown onto the boarders. In about 200 years time, when this estate is long gone, archeologist will dig it up, and they're going to think there's been massive iron/ Bronze Age, Roman, Saxon and medieval settlements here :D :D
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shaggybfc wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 am I use the old broken pot I pick up as drainage in the bottom of our flower pot etc, When the time come to pot on (or change the plant because it's always my fault for not watering them), the soil, bits of pot an all gets thrown onto the boarders. In about 200 years time, when this estate is long gone, archeologist will dig it up, and they're going to think there's been massive iron/ Bronze Age, Roman, Saxon and medieval settlements here :D :D
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There are 16 pieces in the Cleveland petrol series, all 19mm and aluminium, commemorating various British military particpations from the mid-19th cent to the turn of the 20th. They are frequently found in the junk trays at coin fairs.

The most historic item found so far when renovating our house {betweek the wars semi} was in 2009, when a set of meter readings for the years 1931-1935 was found lurking at the back of the cupboard under the stairs.
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leadtokendavid wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:10 pm There are 16 pieces in the Cleveland petrol series, all 19mm and aluminium, commemorating various British military particpations from the mid-19th cent to the turn of the 20th. They are frequently found in the junk trays at coin fairs.

The most historic item found so far when renovating our house {betweek the wars semi} was in 2009, when a set of meter readings for the years 1931-1935 was found lurking at the back of the cupboard under the stairs.
Here is a link to a complete set, including card presentation display folder (which has the ribbons painted on it). I do like them :thumbsup:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -273897253

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This does mean I'll have to start collecting these now........
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leadtokendavid wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:10 pm
The most historic item found so far when renovating our house {betweek the wars semi} was in 2009, when a set of meter readings for the years 1931-1935 was found lurking at the back of the cupboard under the stairs.
Love that!
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