Guest Post: A Batch of Finds – Part II

Metal Detecting FindsIn the first part of these blogs I explained how, when I became seriously ill with a degenerative neurological disorder I decided to take up detecting to give me a reason to keep active.

At the beginning of 2012 I was again feeling the strain of my illness but was still not in that wheelchair. Whilst the initial Fisher CZ-7a Quicksilver I had purchased was working well, the technology was a little outdated and I wanted something a bit more contemporary. My wife told me about the Joan Allen website whilst browsing online and downloaded it for me to look at during the days of sitting in the house. She also mentioned she had entered me in a competition on the site to win a detector, at the same time telling me not to hold my breath, as there were many entries. Read more of this post

Guest Post: A Batch of Finds – Part I

Les Richards' Minelab CoilAnother batch of finds from last weekend…there may not be any vastly valuable gold coins or Roman artifacts in it, but to me every find is a little bit of treasure or a piece of local history. However, what is perhaps more important is that this prospecting gets me out of the house and into the fresh air – and that’s a big part of what detecting is all about.

About 15 years ago I became seriously ill with a degenerative neurological disorder. I was told that within a few months I would be in a wheelchair, which is the kind of news that can knock anyone for six. However, I am not the type of person to give in easily and so decided to look for some kind of activity that would give me a reason to get out more, to keep everything moving. Read more of this post