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DaveP wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 6:51 pm When you get the chance, or make the chance, ask him what he would like you to do if you see anyone on his land. I'm not suggesting for one moment you confront people but making a note or taking a picture of 'goings on' could be an option; or would he like a text or a call. It's a good opportunity to build a rapport with the owner as many landowners are only too glad of an extra pair of eyes on their ground. And, it can help to build a long term and possibly productive relationship.
That’s a good idea. ☺️ I think he’d appreciate that.
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Well done for getting out there Emily
As said, it takes a few visits to see the potential of a site, whether next to ancient ruins or in middle of nowhere, the old stuff will be there, it'll come alive after a good soaking of rain,
you still found more than me, all I found was medieval pottery & grass snakes sunbathing!
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Emily wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:13 pm
Why would the presence of lead give the impression of an undetected site?? 🤔 is it because it gives a good signal so is always dug??
Absolutely- unless they were coin shooting.... lead can fall into the hammered silver range, so has to be dug. Any detectorist worth their salt would dig it out.
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The pleasure of your own permission is the slow unraveling of history. I've one 600 acre site and every field is different. Some are pretty empty of anything. Some have lots of post med. Others are stuffed with medieval whilst others have loads of bits but nothing of note. It'll take you years to get round that acreage. Relax and just go with the flow, knowing even the best fields can be slow to share their secrets!
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stanslad wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 7:53 pm Well done for getting out there Emily
As said, it takes a few visits to see the potential of a site, whether next to ancient ruins or in middle of nowhere, the old stuff will be there, it'll come alive after a good soaking of rain,
you still found more than me, all I found was medieval pottery & grass snakes sunbathing!
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I think it depends on the pottery. Haha. Did you at least photograph the snakes?? I almost stepped on an adder once. It must’ve been following me. 😂
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 8:00 pm Absolutely- unless they were coin shooting.... lead can fall into the hammered silver range, so has to be dug. Any detectorist worth their salt would dig it out.
Well that makes me feel a little better. ☺️
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Emily,

keep a bucket for all the lead. It soon mounts up. I weighed in 22kg the other day for ~£20. Not a lot but all pocket money and keeps Dave in bird seed :thumbsup:

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Well done on getting this new permission Emily :thumbsup:

Don't give up on it yet though
If the farmer hates groups then its possible that he turfed a group off quickly, or has heard from others about how groups can run around

There will still be finds on this land, remember folk back in the day didnt drop or lose everything in a 50 metre square
Losses are random as is the burying of some hoards :ugeek:

Also remember it was your first time, so i imagine you fumbled your way around and your mind was racing and distracted by all the gold you were going to dig
Next visit you will be better prepared with an idea of where you want to head too now you have seen the land in person :thumbsup:
Plus the ground was bone dry, that is never ever good for a detector, never

I await in anticipation at some lovely finds coming from this new permission
Good luck :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:24 am Well done on getting this new permission Emily :thumbsup:

Don't give up on it yet though
If the farmer hates groups then its possible that he turfed a group off quickly, or has heard from others about how groups can run around

There will still be finds on this land, remember folk back in the day didnt drop or lose everything in a 50 metre square
Losses are random as is the burying of some hoards :ugeek:

Also remember it was your first time, so i imagine you fumbled your way around and your mind was racing and distracted by all the gold you were going to dig
Next visit you will be better prepared with an idea of where you want to head too now you have seen the land in person :thumbsup:
Plus the ground was bone dry, that is never ever good for a detector, never

I await in anticipation at some lovely finds coming from this new permission
Good luck :thumbsup:
Thanks Blackadder. ☺️ A lot of land surrounding him has group digs on it. MDG mainly, and he’s heard from landowners how they can leave the fields and not register finds. He’s also experienced detectorists trespassing as there’s a castle in his land, so is wary. To be honest, I’m surprised be gave me permission. I have a sneaky suspicion it’s got a little bit to do with me being a very slight woman rather than a man.....🤔
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Emily wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:08 am To be honest, I’m surprised be gave me permission. I have a sneaky suspicion it’s got a little bit to do with me being a very slight woman rather than a man.....🤔
If he is an old school type farmer then he will go on his instincts, he would have weighed you up as soon as he met you and has enough experience of dealing and bartering with folk to know and guage the sort of person you are
You probably got the permission due to how you came across and his instincts didnt flag you up
Good luck with it and keep at it, obviously keep us informed too :thumbsup:

Also remember that how you act and appear on his land may also reflect and determine how other farmers in the area may percieve you, might open some more doors for you :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:29 am If he is an old school type farmer then he will go on his instincts, he would have weighed you up as soon as he met you and has enough experience of dealing and bartering with folk to know and guage the sort of person you are
You probably got the permission due to how you came across and his instincts didnt flag you up
Good luck with it and keep at it, obviously keep us informed too :thumbsup:

Also remember that how you act and appear on his land may also reflect and determine how other farmers in the area may percieve you, might open some more doors for you :thumbsup:

An O`l mate of mine always used to say, " if you want to gain detecting permissions from the Farmer ,send in the Totty to ask and they`ll stand a far better chance of getting it than you or I." :lol:
It`s obviously s true in Emily's case.
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:29 am If he is an old school type farmer then he will go on his instincts, he would have weighed you up as soon as he met you and has enough experience of dealing and bartering with folk to know and guage the sort of person you are
You probably got the permission due to how you came across and his instincts didnt flag you up
Good luck with it and keep at it, obviously keep us informed too :thumbsup:

Also remember that how you act and appear on his land may also reflect and determine how other farmers in the area may percieve you, might open some more doors for you :thumbsup:
He might me an ‘old school’ type of farmer, but I’m not sure. He’s only around 50, so isn’t that old, but I think it’s been in his family for a while. I think he must’ve picked up how obviously wonderful I am. 😂🤪

That’s true about possible new permissions, not that I need anymore. I have much more than I’ll ever be able to search, but the area is very interesting, so you never know. ☺️
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Bors wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:38 am
An O`l mate of mine always used to say, " if you want to gain detecting permissions from the Farmer ,send in the Totty to ask and they`ll stand a far better chance of getting it than you or I." :lol:
It`s obviously s true in Emily's case.
It very well could be true. I mean, what kind of farmer wouldn’t want an attractive young lady wandering around their land. 😂🤷‍♀️🤪
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