Well, having got some time off work and the wife not having any DIY, decorating, repairwork, relative visiting, gardening or shopping planned, ( ), I decided to have one last blitz of my airfield.
I have known for a few months now that the place is more or less empty, getting less and less finds each visit, and having to travel further and further afield. So I thought I'd give the place a good three day blitz to really make sure.
The results of Day 1 are below. Please excuse the quality of some photos.......my son has got my camera and I had to use my emergency back up camera which is the equivalent of a box brownie compared to the camera my son has borrowed
Firstly before any cleaning.....
And then after cleaning and disposal of hunks of rubbish. I had a LOT of modern stuff this trip
Some odds and ends first.....The sorry remains of a Kolynos toothpaste tube, an 'o' ring and a couple of other random bits.
A 'lift the dot' thingy and three items I can't ID.
This is almost certainly a beer keg tap. I was close to the Naafi hut when I found this.
A bakerlite light fixture turning a single light socket into a double.
One penny.....literally. Only another 39,999 and I'll have paid for my detector !
Now I have no idea what this is. It could be a clock or maybe a wind up bell. When it came out of the ground it was together as shown in the picture on the right. The clockwork mechanism does not fit into the other bit. Anyone any ideas ?
The bottom of a US Army mess tin. No name on it unfortunately, but there is a makers mark.
Not many cartridges this trip...... One 303 and 2 30cal M1 rounds.
....but lots of buckles this trip. Item number 1 has a number on it which I have enlarged. I know they are from bits of webbing but which bit exactly ? Can you ID any ? I've numbered them to help
And that's it for day 1. A little disappointing but not too bad. This was, after all, my 28th visit to the site !
Don't forget to check out my threads on Day 2 and Day 3.