We had one run and decided that it was too difficult to dig. Besides, the conditions were such that any holes couldn't be accurately placed due to the solid surface, therefore risking damage to any hidden artefacts.
We moved to some pasture near the farmhouse and, as expected, we started finding lots of pre-decimal coinage and modern artefacts.
Good fun doing a bit of coin-shooting for a change.
We found 42 pre-decimal coins and other items all together.
The fun wore off a little so we looked for somewhere else to play.
We came across a field that was our very first field we visited at this farm in 2015.
It was in stubble and is home to a very large Roman settlement.
Within half-an-hour we had recovered 9 Roman grots and two denarii, one of Julia Domna and one of Julia Maesa dated 200 AD and 218 - 222 AD respectively.
With the light starting to fade we made our way back to the cars and the long journey home.
Lets hope our intended field has thawed somewhat for next weekend!
The link to all the images can be found here.