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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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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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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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BEACH DETECTING: IT’S NOT ALWAYS MODERN FINDS

Detectorist John Cornwall has now made two amazing and historic finds whilst detecting beaches in the South of England.

A couple of years back John unearthed a Bronze axe head, seen in the video below, and recently a Anglo Scandinavian bridle fitting arose.

Unaware of the significance of his find at the time, it was only after posting his days finds on facebook John recieved the following comment.

“The item with the two loops above the key is a brilliant find!!! It’s an 11th century Anglo Scandinavian bridle fitting. Really important discovery for the area and worth recording!!”

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Another cracking beach find for John, AKA ‘POM Z Metal Detecting’ on youtube.

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FREE DRAW ! WIN THE NOKTA MAKRO LEGEND

This Thursday 24.3.22 YOU could WIN a Nokta Makro Legend Metal Detector.

We will be joined by Nokta Makro’s Dilek Gonulay.

Dilek has kindly offered the newly launched Nokta Makro ‘Legend’ as a prize that you can win live on the show!

How do you enter the competition. It’s simple. Go to the BIG Detecting Show competition page and answer the following question. Enter your answer and your contact details on that page and the draw will be made on our ‘Spin the coil’ at 9pm during the show.

What is the new target ID on the Nokta Makro ‘Legend’?

You will find three answers to choose from, only one entry will be accepted. We are also in the process of sourcing some runners up prizes.

Enter your answer at:

https://www.bigdetectingshow.com/BDSComp.html

Thanks to Dilek for agreeing to join us and offering the new Nokta Makro ‘Legend‘ as a prize.

Good luck and don’t forget to tune in!

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NOKTA MAKRO LEGEND NEWS 21.3.22

The latest update from Dilek Gonulay on the Nokta Makro Legend.

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This “legendary” metal detector offers exceptional performance in the toughest conditions in its world-praised robust and waterproof design and comes at a price that sets a new standard in the industry.

Its depth and advanced discrimination capability in trashy sites along with its silent and stable operation on the beach and underwater will captivate all land and beach hunters.

The LEGEND is equipped with specifications that are suitable also for gold prospectors to be able detect those small gold nuggets in highly mineralized gold fields.

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GOLD STATER ARISES !

What a day for The Peaky Finders and Detecting The Weald group. A gold stater arises !

A fantastic find made by Len on a trashy field, The XP Deus II cut through and found the target !

A great save Len.

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