Anyway, we got there and met the tenant farmer and his wife.
The weather, as it turned out, was quite good being overcast but warm.
We had Google images of the land we thought they farmed and the farmer said he would take us to the field we were initially interested in.
Twenty-one acres of very soft stubble greeted us.
After fussing over his two very over excited dogs, patiently waiting in the back of the Land Rover, we set off on a mission.
The Déus' were set up as usual with the their large coils attached except for Steve with his new small SEF coil.
Not many signals at all were experienced!
A beautifully worked flint was a surface find of note that was recovered.
Steve decided to go back to the team vehicle for his "dustbin lid" coil.
Whilst there a 4x4 pulled up and the driver was chatting to Steve.
As Rob and I were 300 metres away I called Steve on the two-way radio and asked if all was ok?
He said It was the Estates head gamekeeper saying that there was a shoot taking place at 10:30am with several guns present and it would be noisy.
We decided to try a 30 acre field nearby that the farmer said we could have a look at. It was rolled and half of it was flattened with a huge roller.
Oddly enough, the second worked flint came from the area next to the disk rolling machine in the foreground of the picture above.
At the very top of the field however there was quite a large area that had a mass of ferrous and high tone aluminium signals. Seemed as though it may be the site of a airplane crash as a few planes had come to grief in the area.
Well..... would you believe it..... we actually moved from what was probably the smoothest, flattest field ever to go to a pasture field that the farmers wife spoke about.
The pasture field was actually several fields together but one in particular looked promising. It was called "Town End" and had an old footpath running through it that wasn't on the maps anymore.
It was this field that produced most of the days artefacts with a lovely decorated spindle whorl and a few other medieval treats too.
The downside was that it was the hardest pasture I've ever tried to put a spade into! It was so dry and hard-packed, we couldn't believe it. We had to cut this visit short too and vowed to come back when it had seen a lot of rain!!!
The link to the days photos can be clicked here.