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Metal Detectoring with Matt and Sam: April 13th 2013

On Saturday April 13 12 members and friends were treated to a really absorbing couple of hours with metal detectorists Matt and Sam.

We worked on the field to the north side of the church by kind permission of David Jackson. There were several detectors so therefore all of us were able to participate.

Finds were recorded as a child’s decorated medieval finger ring and an animal bell about 40mm across, when cleaned of mud and thoroughly washed the bell was found to have its internal ringer still in situ. It is thought that this object was bronze and again of the medieval period.

The searches also turned up large amounts of iron objects including parts of farm machinery, nails, horse shoes and unknown pieces of metal.

The two detectorists were able to show us a number of finds made on previous searches consisting of many coins, medals and simple jewellery etc. but nothing of real value or interesting enough for exhibition in museums although some items were of great age. They are still searching for the pot of gold.

A most interesting time was had by all and everyone agreed that another day should be organised in the near future.

Alan Fitch

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