The weather was quite good and it was a pleasant change to visit Cumbria in place of Lincolnshire or Yorkshire.
The field had been drilled with winter barley and the the shoots were about 4 inches tall on average.
This was the field where the gold nugget was recovered in March 2015 and a handful of Roman coins and a denarius, some from the first century.
The first signal was a sestertius and the next was another sestertius. There wasn't many non-ferrous signals and apart from further sestertius' and grots a lovely example of an Edward III groat dating to 1351 AD appeared from 3 inches below the surface.
Another hammered coin was identified as an Edward IV Durham penny. In all, eight Roman coins and two Medieval coins made up the coinage recovered with no coins from any other time period.
An item of note was a large ferrous object in the form of a Roman hammer.
As we think this was a temporary Roman campsite that may have been used on several occasions, this hammer may have been used to secure the tent pegs used then. The face of the hammer is set at a peculiar angle.
All of a sudden there was a huge roar and a RAF Tornado passed overhead at a height of about 250ft. The sheep in the field next door just carried on eating as though nothing had happened!
Our survey came to a sudden halt when a tractor turned up with the crop spraying equipment attached and began its spraying operations.
It's probably the shortest survey we've ever done but at least we had something to show for it and were home before tea time.
HD images of the days recoveries can be see here.