This is one of those sites that we all have, that you just have to keep going back to, even though you have loads of examples of the relics it holds. I just find the place so fascinating, and each trip throws up a type of relic that has never been found there before. It also amazes me that the volume of finds still isn’t decreasing! I must have been there at least 20 times now, sometimes on my own, other times with members of the WW2 Relic Retrieval & Preservation Group, (use the ‘contact’ page on this website to enquire about being a member), searching a relatively small area……yet the finds just keep coming.
This visit was particularly productive, with one of the team, Joseph, identifying another area we hadn’t searched before that held some very nice WW2 relics.
With the search location being a well used field, it does contain your normal BOAT relics, (Bit Off A Tractor), so I have always tended to ignore pure iron signals. This has worked out quite well in the past as, the odd one or two I have dug as a ‘test’, always turned out to be a BOAT. However, another member of the group, David B, started digging them as one of his ‘tests’ turned out to be a tile breaker off an incendiary bomb! I am sure I’m not alone among detectorists when, after detecting a site for 30 mins or so, I start to recognise signals as either worth digging or not. So, thanks to David, I am now going to be digging pure iron signals. I’ll send him all the BOATs I find……… Ha!
On to the finds….
For a site that has had so many visits, all covering an area that is maybe 50 metres square, it is still giving up some damn good WW2 relics! Long may it continue…..