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Walk find today.

Article about: I recently remenbered that many years ago I'd seen a War Dept jerry can lying in a hedge in an area where temporary Army camps had been set up in the build up to Overlord the Normandy landin

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    I recently remenbered that many years ago I'd seen a War Dept jerry can lying in a hedge in an area where temporary Army camps had been set up in the build up to Overlord the Normandy landings. Some of these camps had remained in existance until after the end of WW2.
    But inevitably after 15+ years, since I'd last seen it I had doubts whether my memory was still correct or even did I remember the correct place and if I did would it still be there?

    Anyway because today was a nice sunny day, the first we've had for months, I thought I'd take my older son for a walk, taking in the area just in case I was correct and it was still there.

    I'll let the pictures speak for themselves

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    Now my son wants it, so I've told him I'll do the cleaning to make it more presentable but its then up to him to smuggle it home past his mum

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    HAHA! Good work LS

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    15 years ! You're a lucky bugger.......



    Steve T

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    Excellent!

    1945 dated can made by Willow & Willow, a cake-tin manufacturer pre-war.

    All the best,
    Paul

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    Thats great.
    SteveR

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    Awesome...wish I could find things that I did not pick up 15 years ago.

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    Quote by adlerfan53 View Post
    Awesome...wish I could find things that I did not pick up 15 years ago.
    Oh gods don't we all!

    Adrian, good luck with the smugling and undoubtedly the future saerch of the area!

    Martyn.

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    You need to get a Metal Detector over there (With permission)

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    Thanks for all the comments and details of manufacturer which makes it all the more interesting to my son.

    Its now cleaned up and ready for display, I was surprised by the amount of original green paint surviving (under the rust). It also appeared to have been numbered with white paint along the edge but only a few traces now remain.
    It turned out a lot better than expected.

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    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Thats a great cleanup!! What did you use to get the rust off?

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