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Sunday, 1 January 2012
Anyone think metal detecting is sad now?
A father-of-three has had the last laugh after a Viking hoard he found was officially declared treasure. Darren Webster, 39, from Silverdale, is now hoping the silver coins and jewellery will be bought by a Lancashire museum. The stone mason’s hobby started two years ago when his wife bought him a metal detector for Christmas and he found a rare lead casket containing 27 Viking coins, from 871 to 899, and jewellery buried in a field in Silverdale on September 14. Mr Webster said: “Metal detectors, some people look on them like it’s a bit of a sad hobby. My wife used to laugh at me. “The first think I did was ring my wife. I said, don’t laugh, but I’ve found treasure.# http://www.lep.co.uk/news/features_2_1844/anyone_think_metal_detecting_is_sad_now_1_4070228
Posted by googy at 01:18