Today I set out to a possible dump related to a Second World War Airfield, unfortunately the dump turned out to be completely civilian and after 40 minutes of digging and shifting through sand I came to the conclusion that the chances of finding anything related to the airfield were non existant. I took a few photographs of the finds and put them back in the hole they came from and filled it in.
Feeling slightly dissapointed I began to head along the beach to get some photography done, after half an hour or so it started raining heavy so I was desperate to find some shelter as I wasnt wearing anything waterproof, or even practical for going digging The surrounding area has quite a few structures left such as bunkers and pillboxes, so I made a mad dash for the nearest structure I knew of to take shelter. The structure happened to be the target housing for a firing range
Once the rain died off, I went for a walk around the target housing. Unusually, there was this area in front of it that had been cleared of all the grass and mud, I went for a little look around
I'll let the photos do the talking
Part of the bit of ground that had the grass and mud removed
The first few finds that started the digging frenzy
WW1 .303 Bullet
WW2 .303 Bullet
WW1 .303 Bullets the ones at the top have holes in the top of them, any other info on them?
Strange .45..ish bullet, 2 .45's and 5 9mm
Martini Henry Bullets
.303 shells, all 1941
Unusually some .22 shells and bullets, and an air rifle pellet
Random other bits and pieces
Bullets that are less than perfect, broken, squashed, bent etc....
WW2 .303 with the top of the shell still attached
The 2 best finds of the day, a 50cal bullet and the base plug for a Mills Bomb
A couple of the .303 bullets with the flat top with the hole in it, one of which has bulged out a little bit
Large bolt and a piece of metal
Another shot of the less than perfect bullets
Some of the bottles I kept from the civilian dump earlier
Overall I am extremely happy with the finds of today, they might not be as unique and exciting as some of other peoples finds. However the fact that I've went out equiped to find things and actually have is what has topped it off for me