to an article published in 'Wyenot News' last July about
Richard Mayo and his metal detecting hobby. Richard has
written in asking for help.
you may remember, I enjoy metal detecting in my very limited
spare time, but my main problem is finding new sites. I
thought you might be able to help.
am looking for metal detecting sites, anywhere in Herefordshire
or Gloucestershire. Ploughed land is a favourite of all
detectorists but pasture can be just as good.
I am looking for is any land which has had human use over
the last 2,000 years. Fields with footpaths, around churches,
old or demolished cottages or barns, trackways, fair sites,
Roman roads, mediaeval villages, old parkland, land around
a farmhouse, the more activity the better.
have been a detetorist for years and I am very responsible
when it comes to gates and live stock. I report any interesting
finds to the local find liaison officer and report all findings
to the land owner.
you have ever wondered what's under your feet then please
me. I have also enclosed a few pictures of finds from
an old chapel site on the outskirts of Ross.
if there are any detectorists out there looking for a detecting
partner to share sites etc., please contact me.
an aside, Richard also wrote: The token I found which you
kindly reported in 'Wyenot News' last year was identified
for me as a trading token from 1666. John Hill was a mercer
of Ross, which is a dealer in cloth or material. The three
letters in the centre relate to I H (Iohn Hill) (they didn't
have J's in their mint!) and the E is for his wife who was