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Pre D Day Canadian rubbish pit.

Article about: Like the finds lucky, i always especially like the bowls and cutlery of the sort. Wish we had places like this in canada! Regards, Finn

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    Like the finds lucky, i always especially like the bowls and cutlery of the sort.
    Wish we had places like this in canada!

    Regards,
    Finn

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    Hi LS.

    You've got some good finds there mate.
    Drop me a line if you want a hand digging it again.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Hi Ian,
    Sorry for delay in replying, the two pits I dug were only small 4ft x 4ft and I cleared them, but if anything comes along I'll bear you in mind.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post
    Hi Ian,
    Sorry for delay in replying, the two pits I dug were only small 4ft x 4ft and I cleared them, but if anything comes along I'll bear you in mind.
    LUCKYSTRIKE
    Thanks LS, no probs mate.

    Take care

    Regards etc

    Ian

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    Fantastic finds you have made there, congratulations on unearthing something quite unique! I would most certainly have to get those batteries sent off & rebuilt with new plates & acid so they could be used. I'd love something like that to put on my 12v converted Jeep.

    Great work & good luck on your future visits!

    All the best

    Simon

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    Love that NAAFI plate !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks Paul and Simon for your comments.
    I am in the process of preserving the battery boxes but still retaining that aged look,their history.
    When found the two surviving battery boxes and remains of their lids were in the bottom of the hole. On top of them near the surface were the remains of another two battery boxes, they contained 3 large batteries each which survived well, but their wooden boxes were only a few fragments with most having rotted away. I saved all the surviving fragments and washed them with the complete battery boxes. They took a week or so to dry out and I'm now using peices of the fragments to make repairs to small sections of the lids of the good boxes.
    I'll post pics on completion.
    Cheers.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    I've finally completed the preservation of the dug battery boxes. The lids are in place because I found large peices of the original ones which were reassembled. I then let in new wood where peices were missing. This new wood is not actually new it comes from fragments of other battery boxes dug at the same time, so the wood is aged and of the same type making a very good match.
    LUCKYSTRIKE
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    Very nice job indeed lucky

    Good work.

    Steve T

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    Fantastic job restoring them they will great on display

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