The weather looked good for the Saturday so we made an 8am start on a field we'd not been on for 3-years as it had been returned to pasture.
Imagine our surprise when we saw that it had been 'worked' in August.
The wheat crop was showing through at about 4 inches in length.
Weather conditions were superb for the time of year with temperatures reaching 17C.
It took 90-minutes before any of the three of us had a decent find with only foil and bits of lead coming up.
The first find was a lead bell that had been flattened. On inspection, it had four faces equally spaced at 90 degrees around the circumference.
The FLO said that the bell was a pilgrims bell and was connected to Bridlington Priory and Saint John of Bridlington and dated just after his canonisation in 1401. The FLO added that when recorded on PAS, it should state 'Find of Note' and local importance.
Over the next eight and a half hours we recovered 4.5 kilos of Medieval pottery including 28 jug handle fragments. There were several other artefacts including Devil's Toe Nails, animal teeth, a boar's tusk, strapend fragments, finger rings, a lovely casket key and coinage.
Another find of note is a padlock of which there are no comparisons currently. Thoughts are it could be Roman or Early Medieval?
A third find of note is a French jetton in remarkable condition dating 1380 - 1420.
Finally, a fourth find of note is a Viking penny of Eric Bloodaxe (2nd reign).
Altogether, there were 10 silver hammered coins, 5 Roman coins, a jetton and a couple of pre-decimal.
A long day, but worth it in the end.
HD images of all the recoveries can be seen here.