The airfield sounds good but aren't we forgetting the tip is still stuffed full, there's loads still to go at and we don't even need the detector. I would stay on the tip if you all head off to the airfield because so much is still coming out.
If permission can be gained then yes lets go for the airfield but later after the tip starts getting tired. I took away 2 carrier bags of finds this weekend and I cant ever remember finding that much in a days detecting.
Tim the weekend event will be great and I look forward to it in Aug but would it be possible for another one day go prior to this and ot'll be easier to organise?.
Just a thought, but for the weekend event does anyone have a generator?, not only could it be used for lighting but maybe we could rig up some sort of portable DVD or Film show. Something in keeping with the weekend like Butt plug Girls (joke weekend banter), I mean Memphis Belle, Battle of Britain or Bridge to Far, be nice whilst eating barbi sippin beer and identifying finds. My re enactment group have done this in the past and it makes for a good evening. Just a thought.
Luckstrike, I agree with you with regards to digging the dump. Looking at google earth, we were in the corner of the field, we have the rest of the hedge to dig along.
Sometime in the future we should consider seeking permission for the technical areas of the airfield.
Tim, what are the barracks used for these days ? would be nice to have a hunt round them
Anyone found out, and put a name to, where all the medical equipment came from ?
Regards to all, Simon.
If anyone is interested in the history of the area, get in contact with:-
B.H.Kedward, of Shearwater, 11 Badsey Lane, Evesham, WR11 3EY
He is the author of the book "Angry Skies across the Vale" which is a day to day history of RAF Honeybourne, with over 200 photos. Price is £28 + post and packing.
May even be worth sending him a letter to this man asking for some info on the sites history. Maybe invite him to a dig ?
Regards to all, Simon.
Luckystrike is correct, and I'd like to point out something as well.
I have 3 basic requirements when identifying a new site. One of these is that there is no modern usage. The reasons are simple. Firstly, the ground will have been messed with, either raised or lowered or even concreted over. Second, the ground even if 'as was' will be peppered with modern crap, mainly ring pulls and pennies but also fag packets, sweet wrappers etc etc. It really isn't worth searching the technical site. We need a barracks area that is NOT being used and looks like it hasn't changed in years.
PS LS.....I am up for a day before the august BH blitz.
I think another day or a weekend is a great idear!! But im sorry to say i cant give a deffinite yes or no to any date in the summer because of my work But be sure to know i will try my best.
P.S. I think it would be silly to go looking for new places to dig when the dump is still jam packed with good finds!!