My dream farm - with dozens of detectorists on it...................ouch!!
I was sitting down the other evening, and was looking through some old
finds I'd found about 5 years ago. It brought back a memory of a day
I'd rather forget - but I thought I'd share it with you.
It was a crisp, sunny September morning and I was going to detect on a
new farm I'd recently gained permission to detect on. I'd found
hammered coins on it the week before and tokens and I was hopeful of
more to come. It was a lovely medieval village very close to a church
dating back to saxon times. I invited both my mum and Dad and brother
(all keen detectorists) to come along too.
We set off and travelled for 2 hours and as we were nearing the
village started seeing signs for a major Metal Detecting Rally. I
jokingly said to those with me 'I hope it is not on our farm.
Travelling further down the road my heart stopped. There was dozens of
cars and members of a local club walking all over 'my field'. Words
cannot describe (and they couldn't be printed either) how I felt. I
decided not to stop as I couldn't bear thinking of what might have
come off, so I went to the next village to another farm I'd detected
on before. To this day I don't know what was found........but life
There again it can never be as bad as what happened to a mate of mine.
After travelling for 3 hours and searching all day he found a lovely
Henry V111 Hammered Coin and was delighted. He brought it along to our
club meeting and subsequently threw it away by accident with his crisp