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Saffron
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By looking at the names on the forum a lot will know me already, either in the "real world" or from other forums.

For those that do not I am on the Glos / Worcs border on the edge of the Cotswolds, and have been detecting for a fair few years.
I started with the Garrett 250, probably the best "starter machine" at that time, progressed to the Makro Racer 2 and have been swinging the Nox 800 from soon after it came out.

I much prefer the type of finds that you can research, especially if they have a local connection, rather than coins.

Evan
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Evan, my boy. Great to see you!

Hope you like the place, chap, and look forward to renewing chattage with you :thumbsup:
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Ohhh lovely to see you here Evan.

Watch out everyone star research man is here. Very glad to have your skills and enthusiasm on board Evan :Luv Ya:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Hello Saffron/Evan nice to see you here. All the best of friends, grumps not allowed :thumbsup: :lol:
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Ahh Evan, welcome in fella :thumbsup:
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Nice to welcome a fellow Gloucestershire Detectorists aboard will have to get out for a dig Again sometime Evan :thumbsup:
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Good evening Evan. :thumbsup:
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hi Saffron, I'm sure this forum will soon give you something to get your teeth into. Welcome aboard. :thumbsup:
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Thanks for all the kind comments.

I see Cath called me "star research man", I did not realise that she knew that I did astronomy. I hope you have all had a few clear skies recently and taken the chance to see comet Neowise. Its been a long time since we last had a comet in the northern hemisphere visible with the naked eye, although this one pushed the limit on that "naked eye" description, but it is well worth looking at with binoculars ... but do so as soon as possible as it is rapidly moving away from earth and already becoming fainter.

Here is how to see it https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-c ... f3-neowise


I admit that I like doing research on "obscure" items, like I said in my initial post its items that you can research and / or have a local connection that fascinate me and can get me spending the odd hour or two digging around on the internet. But sorry if you post a fantastic hammered or Roman coin do not expect to much of a reaction from me.


Hi Paint, yes it would be good to get out on a dig again. I suspect the soapbox racing was cancelled this year, a shame as that was fun to watch (and good that it raised some funds for charity) ... in fact if it had not been for the soapbox racing I might have found more as I spent more time watching that than detecting!. I still wonder how that Thai Baht coin got there!.


As anybody that does not know me might have just guessed I do have a few other interests than detecting and can go off on rather obscure tangents to the main thread at times.

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Haven't had a chance to see Neowise as the northern horizon is hard to see round these parts but I might make a trip somewhere to try to see it with me bins
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Quote saffron,...." I see Cath called me "star research man", I did not realise that she knew that I did astronomy."

My only encounter with stars was when I fell off a lorrys flat back once while unsheeting the load . I saw red stars that day and ended up in A&E. :lol:

Hi Efan nice to see you here.
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OK. So now you’re all going to know I’m ‘weird’ :roll: I’ve had a good look at Neo. By eye and through bino’s and I have to say at the end of a frustrating 5 mins (or was it 10) all I could say was ‘been there, did that’.
It was a bit disappointing to say the least. I found it easily by eye but could I find it with the bino’s, could I heck.
I had to get an anchor point and talk my way through.
Ah that’s next door and their yard light, now across to the right a bit, now up a bit. Heck no, that didn’t work. Ah, the house on the hill, .? And so it went on.
When I did eventually find it, it looked like a jewel in the Sky, sparkling, with colours mixed in it. Pretty but nothing to get excited about.
Back into the kitchen to hear the oven timer pinging merrily. Oh gawd how longs that being going ? Muffins just slightly over cooked. :thumbdown: still I’m sure they’ll still be eaten and the dogs don’t mind. :lol:
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Hi Evan and welcome.
Totally agree with your statement, " I much prefer the type of finds that you can research, especially if they have a local connection, rather than coins.", unless a Roman Denarius or a yet to be found Milled Silver.
Good to have you on board.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Hello Evan! Glad you found us.... I like posts I can get my teeth into. A good group of people getting together now. Very cool. :thumbsup:
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Hi Evan, good to see you have joined.
Look forward to seeing you out swinging your Nox again :thumbsup:

Bob :thumbsup:
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