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Day 2 Detector Finds.

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    Default Day 2 Detector Finds.

    Well I did the second day but only got in 1/2 hour before the heavens opened!!!
    Finds:
    1 Metropolitan Police Brass Button
    Metal Ring - Has numbers on but not able to photo as very poor
    1 Penny - 1914
    Another Cartridge Blank, this time dated 1941
    Brass Belt Buckle (Buckle?)
    Brass Gutter Bracket

    Im starting to suspect 1 of the 2 options below:

    1, 40's/50's Landfill site for ex WW2 items
    OR
    2, Unknown Police base / training area! (No village history records this!)
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    Dan

    Being a mile from the airbase you could well be on the site of the airfield wartime dump. Have a look at old ordnance survey maps of the area you're digging in, see if the landscape has changed alot since the war. Any old clay pits or small depressions that suddenly become flat after the war could indicate they have been filled with airbase junk !

    A couple of other thoughts for you that you may want to consider. Was the area used for a country fair or market or maybe circus at some point ? Was it used by the local Home Guard as a practice area ?

    Any of these could just as well result in stuff like the above being dropped and then dug up by you 65 years later

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Oh....and what numbers does the metal ring have on it ?


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    Thanks Steve, I have just ordered a set of images from the period to have a look at

    The Ring numbers look like they were: 145-1-?? but to be honest mate, thats a guess at best! Lost in the rust i feel

    I will keep you updated on the maps

    Cheers

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