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LOST A RING ? WE CAN HELP !

Rings, Necklace or bracelet ? Maybe car keys ? Never fear – The ‘Peaky Finders’ are here !

The Peaky Finders metal detecting club has detectorists in West Sussex, Surrey, East Sussex and Kent that can be on hand to help you find a lost item.

Whether it was lost yesterday or decades ago it can be found ! Our team are honest and relibale with a fantastic success record of recovering lost jewellery. Last year alone we recovered 16 items of jewellery from the beach, park or garden.

The best bit is – its a FREE service, all we would ask for is that fuel expenses are covered.

If YOU have lost something you would like found please yse the link below to contact us and we will be in touch shortly.

https://www.peakyfindersdetecting.co.uk/contact/

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BREAKING NEWS ! HOMES EVACUATED NEAR LEWES CASTLE OVER FEARS OF COLLAPSE !

Properties near the boundary wall of Lewes Castle have been evacuated as it is at risk of collapsing.

The council have been alerted to “possible movement” of the wall, and a bow in its structure is visible. A section fell into a house in 2019

A letter from structural experts to residents of Mount Cottages said the nearby wall was “imminently dangerous”.

Lewes District Council said the houses must remain empty while further assessments are carried out.

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People in at least six homes received the letter, which said that following the assessment from the structural engineer the wall was found to be “an imminently dangerous structure… in danger of collapse”.

The council said it has now instructed a specialist contractor to put supports in place to help prevent any further movement, and will carry out further assessments of the integrity of the wall.

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DETECTORIST FROM LANCING FINDS AND RETURNS 186 YEAR OLD GOLD RING

Geoff Smith, who lives near Lancing Beach in West Sussex, found a ring from 1834 lying on the beach in the shingle.

He this week met family of Liz Honywood, the woman named on the ring, who were overjoyed to accept it.

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Alexina Berwick, Mrs Honywood’s four times great niece, said her family were now considering donating it to a museum to tell the amazing story.

Mr Smith has been a hobbyist metal detector since 2015 and often goes out scanning nearby land with his wife Kay.

Several weeks ago he was on a night scan of Lancing Beach in West Sussex when his head torch picked out a gold band glimmering in the light.

Picking it up, he was astounded to see it was an old ring with an inscription still clearly visible.

Although it had been fashioned into what looked like a top fitted onto a cane, the words Liz Honywood and the date – 29th September 1834 – were still etched deeply into the gold.

It is thought to be a mourning ring – made for widows who want to remember departed spouses.

Mr Smith, who lives near the beach, said: ‘It was just poking out of the sand.

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THE HIGH WEALD HOARD

In 2012 A detectorist from Burwash, Tim Symonds discovered The High Weald hoard about 30 miles north of Brighton.

The coins, worth about £40,000, were bought with help from the Heritage fund.

“It is such a large haul and so historic, it seemed entirely likely that the British Museum would want it or that it could possibly have moved to American.” Commented Mr Symonds.

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The hoard was catalogued by the British Museum and recognised as an important find for the region by the government’s Treasure Valuation Committee.

The cash value was divided between Mr Symonds and the landowner, who wants to remain anonymous.

The hoard, which dates from the third century, is one of the largest collections of Roman coins ever found in Sussex.

Mr Symonds said the day he found them was “like a dream”.

“It was nearly dark. It was winter, it was cold and raining,” he said.

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In 2009 two Detectorists found Saxon graves near Lewes

Back in 2009 Bob White and Cliff Smith, stumbled upon the Saxon cemetery while metal-detecting on farmland outside Lewes As soon as they realised the importance of the site they sought advice from the police and local archaeologists who decided to excavate the graves immediately after seeking permission from the landowner.

Three graves were uncovered, one holding the remains of a man and two of a woman.

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One of the females was buried with a bronze bowl which still had a working handle as well as gilded brooches and silver belt decorations.

The male was buried with a spear and shield and this with other artefacts suggested the family was relatively wealthy and of a high status within their local community.

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Exceat: The ancient East Sussex village wiped out by the Black Death

It was once a thriving village in the Cuckmere Valley – but the Black Death decimated Exceat to extinction.

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Cuckmere Haven is one of the most stunning parts of Sussex, but the area looked completely different 700 years ago.

While today the region is a peaceful place known for its natural beauty, the mouth of the river Cuckmere was once a thriving naval village.

Almost completely empty today, the fields north of the English Channel were once home to an ancient village – Exceat.

Exceat was a bustling fishing village founded in Saxon times. It was sheltered from the weather by the protection of the Cuckmere Valley, and some historians think it could have been a very successful fishing base.

The village was also said to have been one of the most important naval bases for King Alfred the Great, widely recognised as the first King of England.

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Idyllic £4 Million Hoxne hoard house goes up for sale

In the heart of Suffolk, this delightful former vicarage has come to the market.

Anyone who watched the brilliant BBC series The Detectorists will be able immediately to call to mind an image of what to expect of a home in Hoxne, Suffolk. The village is best known as the location of The Hoxne Hoard, whose discovery is exactly the sort of story that inspired Mackenzie Crook’s eccentric, bucolic masterpiece.

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The tale goes that a local farmer named Peter Whatling had lost a hammer, and asked his friend Eric Lawes — a retired gardener and amateur metal detectorist — to see if he could find it. What Lawes turned up was something totally different: the largest collection of late-Roman gold and silver ever found in Britain, with over 15,000 items and a value (in today’s prices) of almost £4 million.

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DELAYS IN TREASURE PROCESS PLACING HERITAGE AT RISK.

We should ALWAYS record. No matter the delay. My experience of group finds over the past few years has been excellent, with finds moving through the system quickly.

But- The BBC reports, Pete Beasley, an enthusiast from Hampshire, said it was taking years for discoveries to be processed and as a result some people had stopped handing their finds to the authorities.

The British Museum said the process was taking longer because of Covid restrictions.

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The public can face an unlimited fine or up to three months in prison for failing to reporting treasure.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-61237192

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TONY & ALEX BOTH FIND GOLD ON CLUB DIG.

Peaky Finders and Detecting The Weald metal detecting group hit the fields every Sunday and you can join them.

To come along to a dig simply keep an eye on our facebook page and group for our events, click ‘going’ and we will soon be in touch.

Experienced detectorists and those new to the hobby are welcome.

In the video below we see a Gold Sovereign found by Tony, and a Gold Guinea that arose for Alex.

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