By Me…

At the beginning of the day, the sun is trying to burn off the early morning mist, with the detectorists creating imaginary shadows as they walk through the early morning dew, i love this photo… Taken by Wayne Kitchin;
even an old morris minor is left to decay…
a nice pipe bowl with a leaf decoration
mid to late 1800’s pipe bowl as found, with the leaf decoration running down the seam
an intact [- all be it “rusty” soleplate for an iron -] these were individual plates which attached to the iron after they had been put on the stove to get hot…
as you can see the pipe bowl has been well used, and i reckon it was sorely missed, as it would still smoke perfectly well…
a set of oakleaf flying wings, from the Luftwaffe, found in the same field as a German Dorner Aircraft which came down in 1943
i really must lean the detector up against this mighty Oak Tree, it must have a girth of at least 20-feet…
This old road roller is not powered by steam, but an old lady nonetheless, dating from the late 1950’s…
high hall barn heritage, five-star accommodation in the making, with the chickens being your nosiest neighbours
14th Century Buckle & attachment plate…
the back of a silver button…good quality, very heavy…
the front of the silver button, i would have thought it came from the sleeve of a coat, jacket or riding coat…
as found, a tobacco jar lid
Mr Toad nearly got the chop, once i put him back down he then followed me around for a while… very strange
another crotal bell…
Bee Orchid…
that’s low
starting to gain height
a tiny black spec is a WW2 aircraft, taken off from Earls Colne airfield
whoops, i needed to change the battery’s mid hunt
lucky i had some spares
green side up for good battery’s
read the sign, you have the right to cross, but then you will get a fine for trespassing !
an old animal barn, with a wonderful wooden window…
a fern just before opening its fronds…
detecting in
the shadow of the Braintree to Witham line
glass stopper for a bottle, minus it’s rubber washer
its big and it’s red
there’s more of them
hundreds of them
ah a grey one
the only source of water until 1984, when the old water pump was finally superseded by modern pipes
cows & calves, all part of an English farm
even more tractors
medieval horseshoes
the chairman’s of Colchester detecting club, setting off on his own permission…
typical view of an English village church, with the long spire pointing to the heavens…
civil war one penny from the time when England was without a monarch…
seagulls know all about free food
one of the most common scrap finds has to these feet used to on the end of tractor hoes…
a poignant reminder
a quick hunt around the silo’s produced only a frustrating ½ hour hunt of nothing
so much scrap, a lot of farmyards just leave this and the pile grows “year on year”
transport provided for the six of us, to get to the field in question, but a long 45 minutes walk back at the end of the day
once an essential part of farming
spectacle buckle 15th-16th century
obverse of Aethalread the Second
the obverse of Aethelred the second
farm token with a cross in the centre and four dots, one in each quarter
another day clearing the scrap out of a field…
Roman gold earring, with a coin from the same hole… mid to late 3rd century…
its the engine James…
it was a long snowy walk to the detecting field…
There is a white egret in those trees, he spends his days hunting along our waterways…
reverse of the hammered half penny
obverse of the hammered penny