Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Digging For History

I've invited a couple of metal detectorists onto the farm and they're walking up and down the fields now. They've only been at it a few minutes but already they've found...

A Victorian penny
A gilt button
A harness stud
A piece of shrapnel from the Second World War
and- most intriguingly- two large bore musket balls.

The balls are bigger that you'd expect a farmer to be firing off. They imply the presence of soldiers or at least of military firearms.

More to follow...
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