There were just two members of the PAST team available so we were down 33% on coverage to start with.
We carried on from where we left of on the 8th November with hardly any non-ferrous signals! In fact, we only recovered 12 signals. Amongst the 12 signals were two lovely examples of Roman coins. These were, as usual, very shallow with one only 2mm under the surface.
The machines were set up using Large coils and GMP in Tracking mode.
We moved to another field where we had recovered hammered coinage and several pieces of Iron Age loom weights. We found another four on the field surface. No non-ferrous signals were encountered!
Field number 3 was next up and again there was a very low number of non-ferrous signals! 2 Roman coins were recovered and a sherd of pottery.
We then moved on to field number 4 where we had our first visit last year and recovered Roman coins and a nice fibula. Again there was a lack of non-ferrous signals except for one cartwheel penny!
We came to the conclusion that the ground had been covered so precisely over the last four years that only a deep ploughing session would redeem the site. It was decided that we would sadly wave goodbye to WH for the foreseeable future and 'rest' it until 2018 at the earliest.
Thankfully we have new permissions coming on-stream that may be worthy successors to WH.
Images of the days recoveries can be seen here.