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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Warning for people digging up ground on Iron Age hillfort

CADW have warned against illegal excavations on Pen Dinas after a group of people were seen “metal detecting and digging” on the ancient Iron Age hillfort.

Dylan Lewis, director of Penparcau Community Forum and former mayor of Aberystwyth, said he witnessed three people engaged in the activity on Pen Dinas on Sunday, 8 January, after seeing evidence of human digging on the hill the day before.

Pen Dinas, which is described by the St Fagans National History Museum as “one of the largest and most important hillforts in west Wales”, is designated a ‘scheduled ancient monument’ by CADW, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.

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Diss metal detectorist unearths Bronze Age weaponry in field near town


As a metal detecting enthusiast, Diss resident Andy Nock says it is rare to come upon an artefact dating back over two millennia — and even rarer for it to be in such good condition. So it was to his great surprise when, stopping off on a small silage field near Diss, on his way home from buying a used metal detector, he picked up a loud signal that eventually led him to unearth a Bronze Age spearhead and part of a sword from the same era.


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Widow, 70, is reunited with her long-lost wedding ring


  • Irene Freeman, 70, from Basingstoke, has been reunited with her wedding ring She lost the ring outside her home in 1985 while she playing with daughter Kat. Despite searching for it regularly, she had given up hope of ever seeing it again. However her son-in-law Malcolm Williams, 47, found it with his metal detector



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    Saturday, 13 September 2014

    Gold engagement ring from 17th Century discovered lying in field by pensioner with metal detector more than 300 years after it was lost

    A gold engagement ring from the 17th Century has been unearthed by a pensioner with a metal detector - more than 300 years after it was lost.

    Tom Ross, 69, was sweeping his metal detector over a ploughed farmer's field near Newtownabbey in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, when he stumbled across the item.

    The rare 'posy' ring, which dates back to the late 1600s and is 85 per cent gold, bears the Old English inscription 'I noght on gift bot gifer', or 'Look not on the gift, but the giver'.

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    Ring found in field is Anglo Saxon buried treasure

    AFTER metal detecting for 30 years a gardener struck gold when he dug up a 1,300-year-old ring in a field.

    However, he may not receive a penny as reward, a treasure trove inquest was told.

    The early Medieval jewellery, dating back to the sixth century AD, was unearthed by Ian Bisset on cultivated farmland at Castlelevington near Yarm, Stockton, on July 29, 2012.

    Other rare finds he has discovered over the years include two Viking pendants and a monastic seal. A spare bedroom at the home he shares with his wife, Christine, stores his less valuable booty.

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    Thursday, 4 September 2014

    Lost wedding ring found by metal detecting enthusiast described as 'amazing' by happy couple

    A SURFER who lost his wedding ring in the waves was reunited with it after a metal detecting enthusiast spent six hours searching the beach.

    Darren Buist was on holiday with his wife Michelle when he forgot to take the ring off before hitting the water.

    When it slipped off his finger and vanished into the sea the couple launched a three-hour search but to no avail.

    “Emotions were running high,” said Darren.

    Monday, 25 August 2014

    Guernsey's Iron Age dig 'secret' to stop metal detector users

    Archaeologists digging at an Iron Age settlement are keeping the location a secret in a bid to stop people with metal detectors spoiling the site.

    The settlement in Guernsey dates back 2,000 years and it is thought mostly pottery will be found.

    Archaeologist Dr Phil de Jersey said keeping it a secret gave them a "head start".

    He added there had been a "growing problem" with people using metal detectors on land without permission.

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