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Old 09-28-2009, 08:53 AM
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Default Weekend Detecting Rally in Suffolk (UK)

This weekend I spent two days metal detecting and socialising at Glemsford in Suffolk. This is between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds.
I didn't camp there, as I only live just over an hour away, but there must have been over 200 people there. The weather was fantastic, although this has made the fields very dry.

On the Saturday I met Simon, Doug was also there, but unfortunately didn't get to meet him.

Simon and me

Fancy Dress

Steve and Daniel, from Croatia

A "Soldino" Michele Steno (1400-1413) These were Silver hammered
coins minted in Venice, and brought over by sailors. Often referred to
as "Galley Halpennies". 13mm in diameter

Probably part of a B.24 Liberator, a couple crashed in the area

Cast a Giant Shadow

Plenty of room for all

What do we have here ?

Lovely Countryside. My wife came along on the Sunday and took lots of pictures

Rose Farthing. A fairly common find, dating back to the time of Charles I (about 1650)
Roughly 10mm in diameter

Sunny View

Not far behind me, a youngster had dug down and found a Roman Lantern
A beautiful find.

Stubble field
Most people avoided this field, but I had a go. Didn't find much apart from the
aircraft parts.

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Old 09-28-2009, 09:18 AM
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Outstanding pictures Alan, thanks for taking us along. Just something about the English that is so recognizable (I have been there several times, business). Looks like it was a great weekend. RickO

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Old 09-28-2009, 02:16 PM
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Nice finds Alan.I did meet up with Doug on Friday night but didnt see him after that,too mant faces i think.

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Great pics.Thx for sharing.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:00 PM
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Congrats on the finds and an awesome outing Rose Farthings are common finds ? ......I'll be right over !

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Old 09-28-2009, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for all the pics Alan - sure looked like a great day for all, Steve in so az

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Beautiful photos!! Wish we had places like that in the US! HH

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Thanks for the pics, looks like you really enjoyed yourself. Wish we had outings like that around here.
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Glad to hear that the rally was a success, nice finds. Great pics too!

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