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Pitbull The Elder
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Hi Guys and Gals. A big hello from Maidenhead in Berkshire.
I've been around the block a few times, especially forums, but new to metal detecting.
I saw someone doing it in Germany 40 years ago and have wanted to try it ever since.
Now that I don't have anyone in my life telling me what I can and can't do, it's my turn. :lol:
Bought a simplex+ whp a couple of weeks ago and my pinpointer turned up this morning.
I have my trusty spade which has been ground into a point (of sorts). It's not your cheap plastic rubbish one either, it's an expensive plastic rubbish one. Slowly getting my kit together as I am planning on doing a few beaches on the south coast in a couple of weeks. I think it will be a good bit of practice to see if I get on with it as a hobby. I also have a nice cheap £1.75 trowel, a short handled spade and a long handled sand scoop.
I shall be spending the best part of a fortnite doing a few beaches so I have been trying to think of as much stuff as possible for my kit bag as it will also be my annual holiday. Exciting stuff eh? :lol: I suppose beggars can't be choosers in the current climate. :thumbdown: Come and say hi if you're brave enough. :silent:
I do enough reading and research on anything I do. It takes the guess work out of things and can remove quite a few mistakes and mishaps.
I found a 1947 farthing on my first outing in my friends garden. I also have a permission in a huge Luton front garden on part of the original Icknield way. The house next door has already had a lot of Roman coins pulled from it over the years.
I've also joined a few Facebook groups and find the friendliness and camaraderie to be second to none. Apart from the obvious 'mine's bigger than yours'. :P
I'm looking forward to good fun and good days out with good company. Maybe I might even find a few coins along the way. :thumbsup:
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Hello and welcome to our forums :thumbsup:
You've started with a capable machine, and hope it does well for you on the beaches

Make sure you add a flask of tea to your kit bag, phone and some change for those pesky parking meters :lol:

Yea i agree on the camaraderie in detecting groups, but the huge plus with a forum is your posts stay visible and easily found for eternity, where as on faceache they are often gone in a matter of hours.... :ugeek:

Look forward to seeing your finds and hearing your tales...
Feel free to write a review on the simplex if you are so inclined, its always good to get a fresh opinion of a machine from someone new to the hobby :thumbsup:
Any questions then ask away too, we have an extremely friendly and knowledgable group here so far, all willing to share their information

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Feel free to enter into our free competition too, with a unique prize made by our very own Oxgirl
Will come in handy when you get your pin pointer :thumbsup:
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Welcome to the forum and this very addictive hobby! You’ll find generally this hobby has some great people with incredible knowledge and an immense generosity and in sharing their experience and advice.

So just ask if you want to know anything. We like a bit of research :D

Good luck on the beach. We’d love to know how you get on!
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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welcome to the best hobby on the planet :thumbsup:
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Hope you enjoy the hobby and the forum :thumbsup:
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Hi & welcome. The Forum might be new & young but most of its members are mature (old :oops: ) very experienced and very friendly.
Sounds like you are one of a rare breed and have given the hobby a great deal of thought before dashing out and buying a detector with nowhere to use it and no experience. Well done you, you’re already half way there and I’m sure you’ll just love it.
As already said, any queries, no matter how mundane they seem, just ask. There’s always someone here to help and advise.
Look forward to hearing more about your adventures :thumbsup:
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Thank you very much for your kind words everyone, especially Ladybird.
I do like to consider myself a dying breed, there's not many of us left. :pulling hair out:
If I'm going to bug everyone with questions I want them to be worthwhile.
I hope to be of some use as a member of the forum :lol: with some interesting contributions. :Party:

I've also recently discovered the Maidenhead heritage centre. I spent quite a few hours in there just looking through old relics, books and maps. Very interesting place. I've not been in Maidenhead long and I have no idea of the history of the place. The first thing I looked up was my house. :lol:
Built pre 1850 while all the surrounding ones are 30s to 50s semis and bungalows. My road alone had two huge manor houses one each side of the road, that is where all the side roads have gotten their names from. Just outside the town in cox green there was a Roman settlement discovered back in the 60s. Unfortunately it was too big to save so they just buried it and built over it. :thumbdown:
We are surrounded by places like Windsor, Ascot, Marlow, Bourne End and High Wycombe all with lots of history of their own. We are also right on top of the junction of the River Thames and the A4 which is the original Roman built Bath Road.
Newbies, It might be worth checking out if your local town has something like this, it could tell you everywhere and everything you need to know.

How do photographs work on this forum? Do you have your own server, or do they need to be hosted?
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Pitbull The Elder wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:59 pm How do photographs work on this forum? Do you have your own server, or do they need to be hosted?


Look at the bottom of this reply and screenshot and see "attachments"
Click that and click "add files" then find your photo on your PC or wherever and upload it
To make sure your photo is uploaded correctly then click "preview" and it will show you above what your post and photo will look like
Clicking "place inline" means your photo will appear wherever your cursor is when you click place in line
Hope this helps

Or you can drag and drop them into your reply apparently, but i never do it that way :ugeek:

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Photos are as easy as falling off a log, something I know about, believe me.

Scroll down to the bottom of your post and you’ll see a box that say ‘Attachments’ tap on that and you’ll see ‘Add Files’ that will bring up your photos library. Choose you photo and tap on done, top of your library file, and it will up load automatically. It will also auto adjust to site sizes.

Give it a try, it’s easy :thumbsup:


Add. Look above. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 Thanks Bruce, a picture tells it much better :thumbsup:
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Maybe I should have just used a spade to get that coin instead of a JCB. :lol:
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Ha Ha love it. I can see you’ll fit in just great. If we’ve got one thing in common it’s a wicked sense of humour. :thumbsup:

And you got a photo posted. Took me ages, then I shouted for help. Never hurts to ask I say. Well done. :thumbsup:


Just thought, it looks a bit like one of Kenleyboys bottles digging holes :lol:
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I think I sense of humour is the very important. At the end of day funny is funny and I will pass it on if it makes me laugh. :lol:
I think I my have come across the kenley boys video on YouTube but I didn't clock the name so it may not have been them.
I've already written this post already but ended up deleting it because I couldn't work out how to get my message across.
Now don't get me wrong because I don't want to sound like the harbinger of Doom. Photographs are ok on a forum but eventually you will run out of space because you're only allocated a certain amount, unless you pay for more of course. It's not the end of the world though as you have a few options. You can either post pictures for a short time and then remove them when they are redundant, you can limit the amount of pictures people post each time, or post a link to it from a hosting site like photobucket or Flickr. This obviously may take years but it's just a heads up as I've been on a lot of forums in the past.
But then again, I could be a complete smeghead and have it all wrong. :? :lol:
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If you have a quick peek in this forum area here you will see who and what Kenleyboy is all about :thumbsup:
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Dont you worry yourself over server space and hosting photos though, as thats all in hand :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:02 pm If you have a quick peek in this forum area here you will see who and what Kenleyboy is all about :thumbsup:
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I've just been back through my YouTube history it wasn't the kenleyboys that I watched.
It had a mudlarking hashtag and they mentioned Nicola. It seems a very interesting pastime I think I could get into that kind of thing too.

Like I need more crap in my flat. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Pitbull The Elder wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:16 pm I've just been back through my YouTube history it wasn't the kenleyboys that I watched.
It had a mudlarking hashtag and they mentioned Nicola. It seems a very interesting pastime I think I could get into that kind of thing too.

Like I need more crap in my flat. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Nicola White is the Thames mudlarker , very interesting channel , she finds some very good items :thumbsup:
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