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Not a blade then as it appears to have a blunt square profile, I still wouldn't have brought it home! :problem: But having said that I was quite fond of a couple of pig iron ingots that I once detected but they were just too heavy to lug about, but no doubt still beside the fence post. Does anyone else do that, leave chunky finds besides some marker just in case you later decide to retrieve them? 🤔😜
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If it was a field I would have left it behind. It was someone's front garden and she is in her nineties. I didn't think it was a good idea to put it in the bin either.
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How old are the houses where it was found fella?
Its gonna be a tough one to get a definate ID on just due to its rust covering and no markings etc...
Could have been used in the construction of the houses, could be part of the machinery used
Houses under 50 years old seem to have gardens that were used as builders dumping grounds :thumbdown:

At least its out of her garden now, and you had some digging to do :thumbsup:
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It was found in Luton on Icknield way. What 3 words drew guilty enter. If my memory serves me correctly from my history lessons at school, that area used to be called lygetun or something similar. It's believed that is where the town Luton got its name from.
I'm pretty sure the guy said the house was built with the 50s or 60s and yes I do know the gardens were used as a dumping ground for builders crap, they still are. Lol.
There is a number on it somewhere which could help date it, but I need to clean it up first. It looks like a very crude number eight. It might be more obvious once it's cleaned up though.
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After a very busy summer of earning extra pocket money with my private jobs and my car boot sales, it's time to get back out there. There is still no permissions appearing on the horizon yet but I live in hope. I've made arrangements to go back and detect some more of this front garden in Luton. Hopefully I won't be digging up anymore more pig iron wannabes. 😂
I have found a local dig club that I'm looking into at the moment. I've been told that they do about two or three a week. There's no harm in going on a few and see how I get on with them. 🤔🙂
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Pitbull The Elder wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:30 pm I have found a local dig club that I'm looking into at the moment. I've been told that they do about two or three a week. There's no harm in going on a few and see how I get on with them. 🤔🙂
Well if you don't have your own permissions then it sounds ideal, maybe make some new buddies too? :thumbsup:
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This is the group I mentioned. Has anyone heard of them at all?

https://metaldetectives.co.uk
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Pitbull The Elder wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:50 pm
This is the group I mentioned. Has anyone heard of them at all?

https://metaldetectives.co.uk
The guy behind Detectival. No different then all the rest of them - has some reasonable land but lots gets revisited quite regularly. Nice crowd that go on his digs though, just don’t expect to have a bulging finds bag and you’ll not be disappointed :thumbsup:
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Thanks Cath. Do you think it's worth a shot, or could I do better?
Bearing in mind that I have no permissions yet.
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Pitbull The Elder wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:59 pm Thanks Cath. Do you think it's worth a shot, or could I do better?
Bearing in mind that I have no permissions yet.
Maybe contact them and ask if you can attend one dig as a guest with a view to being a member (to see if you like the crowd)? Save you the joining fee if it isn’t for you. I found those that go a nice bunch but I went on a couple of their mid week events and the weekend crowd might be different.

I haven’t been on a commercial dig for ages now and so am probably not the best person to ask about any if them as my views are jaundiced by a number of organisers who I think are ripping the hobby off with over priced digs on poor land. Saying that this group are okay and you could certainly do a lot worse!
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I would imagine that in your line of business you probably already have contacts for gaining land to detect, you just havent thought of them yet

I suppose it also depends on what type of detectorist you are whether you go a club/rally group or search for your own permissions
Personally i prefer to be in the fields on my own or with just 1 other, crowds dont do it for me :ugeek:

I bet if you looked hard enough through your client lists you could find someone with a link to some land to detect on :thumbsup:
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Throwing something out there, bed frame?
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Pitbull The Elder wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:09 pm If it was a field I would have left it behind. It was someone's front garden and she is in her nineties. I didn't think it was a good idea to put it in the bin either.
I once put a complete toilet in someone's wheelie bin just to get rid of it, no idea who's bin it was though! :oops: :D :lol:
It all goes in landfill anyway, so jobs a gud un'. :thumbsup:
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