Birthday Burrowing

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Dave The Slave
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Looking for a title that suited the day but also to mask the , nothing much to report finds.
The plan was to get up early, do a couple of hours on the beach, drive to the permission and do 5 hours in the woods.
Being stuck in Night shift mode and being awake most of Saturday and Sunday nights put paid to that.
Straight to the permission running half an hour later than usual. On a trip there are places i pass along the way, where i have times, i like to go by, probably stems from my athletics days of my youth 40 years back.
Arrive at permission for a 3hr stint in the woods. First job was to recover the 1941 Air Ministry table spoon i accidentally left behind last week, luckily i found it straight away. Did not take a photo of the spoon, as it is bent at 90 degrees along the shaft and it will stay like that as i do not wish to snap it. Photo of the marking,
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Over the next couple of hours mainly shotties as you wood expect from woulds ( just making sure you`re still awake ) ;) There`s even a Slade :thumbsup: spelling wudz. The things i do to flesh out the everyday, run of the mill nothingness but if it raised a :P then that`s good.
Concentrated on the area where i found the 1942 Sixpence, not even the hint of a coin spill. Moving along a few yards, a coin came from the Earth after 2 hrs, could see the Ship with some light cleaning, 1940 Halfpenny, pleased with that, as it was in context for the area.
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Hoping it was to be a possible coin spill concentrated around the area but it was a solitary drop. Did find a cluster of 4 x 303 cases in better condition than in the fields, where they normally need an overnight stand in vinegar and vigorous scrubbing to reveal the headstamp. Here it was merely a wipe to reveal they were all from the same clip K-5 1942 VIIZ. Manufactured in Kidderminster a place where i lived for six years, by the Kynoch Factory. Very close by a general service button. Nice little cluster of wartime relics, kind of stuff i was hoping to find at the start of the season.
Weather was great, 30 metallic items dug.
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The AGS marked fastener is from an aircraft, for an Aluminium alloy 5/8" diameter pipe. Amazing what you can find out off the net with some numbers to tap in. They still make this part today but i was searching the perimeter of a WW2 airfield site. The other numbered piece , no idea on.
The bike pump tube made me think of the Porridge episode where they are in the kitchen McKay is looking for his bike, picks it up and it falls apart, classic :lol: Of course Fletch had his souvenir. This pump was probably from Air raid Warden Hodges bike. Now i do have at home, a white pump i found at a car boot marked, " Government Property "
An enjoyable few hours, next week will probably be my last session for this season.
Cheers everyone, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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Well done Dave good going for your time detecting . Anyone of those non ferrous targets "could "have been a hammered .
Birthday Burrowing !! Hmmm Novel ,and I`ve never heard that expression before . :lol: The Grass up here`s getting too long for my liking to detect on and the Crops are gaining a steady increase in height . Very soon it will be WHOAH !that`s ya lot for a month or three . :lol:
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Nice collection of finds there and it’s good when they tick your boxes in terms of the stuff you like.

I hope the nights finishes for you soon. Must be a real pain trying to sleep through the day with this sunny weather :thumbdown:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Looks like you were kept profitably busy there, fellah, with a good spread of finds :thumbsup:
Oxgirl wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:26 pm Must be a real pain trying to sleep through the day with this sunny weather :thumbdown:
Gin helps :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:26 pm Nice collection of finds there and it’s good when they tick your boxes in terms of the stuff you like.

I hope the nights finishes for you soon. Must be a real pain trying to sleep through the day with this sunny weather :thumbdown:
Nights are permanent, Cath. Been on them 6 years, with another 11years to retirement. Unless the lotto comes in £200,000 would be instant retirement, may be less.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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