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Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Thu May 05, 2022 8:40 pm
by Oxgirl
It is easy to laugh at the mistakes made on these programmes but the camera pressure can make people say and do things they wouldn’t normally do wrong. No idea how I know that :lol: A couple of people on another forum, that shall not be named, loves to repeatedly rub in any mistakes at every opportunity and they just sound rather bitter. That’s not a dig at anyone on here, just a more general observation.

Overall this series is really good. A nice mix of people, a good mix of info about finds, detecting and the benefits of the hobby on mental health, etc. Better than any of the other programmes I’ve seen on detecting :thumbsup:

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 11:18 pm
by Saffron
Kurt, the Avon & Glos FLO, who was seen recovering the hoard of 3 pots of Roman coins attended our club meeting this evening and gave some more information on the find.

The way coins are found in a hoard can give a clue to how it was built up, eg coins can be in layers by age suggesting that the hoard was "topped up" over time. The British Museum examined this find and there was no "layering" nor diffference between the pots, therefore suggesting that they were all buried at the same time.

Further work has been done on the site and it looks as if it was a compound. It looks as if there was a rare Roman kiln, which historically is much more interesting than the hoard. Work is being done on the pottery from the site and identifying where the same type has been found in the country.

They believe that the coins were related to the kiln and probably payments for goods.

A full report is being written.

He also gave a detailed breakdown of what is involved in cases like this where hoards are found. Including the costs which are considerable if more than a basic recovery of a small hoard (I did highlight that members can claim up to £500 from the NCMD towards recovery of hoards).

Evan

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 11:57 pm
by Oxgirl
Saffron wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:18 pm (I did highlight that members can claim up to £500 from the NCMD towards recovery of hoards).

Evan
Nice update Evan, thank you. Important point on the NCMD hoard fund too. A lot of members forget about this great member benefit :thumbsup:

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 12:00 am
by Easylife
Oxgirl wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 8:40 pm Overall this series is really good. A nice mix of people, a good mix of info about finds, detecting and the benefits of the hobby on mental health, etc. Better than any of the other programmes I’ve seen on detecting :thumbsup:
Yup, all that matters is that you enjoy the overall balance of the program. :thumbsup:

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 6:24 am
by figgis
Oh blimey, I'd forgotten about this. Must give it a go :thumbsup:

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 12:54 pm
by Beckybue
If they haven’t axed my scenes, I’m on the programme next week 😳😬

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 9:51 pm
by Oxgirl
Beckybue wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 12:54 pm If they haven’t axed my scenes, I’m on the programme next week 😳😬
Look forward to seeing that :D

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 7:50 pm
by Beckybue
Oxgirl wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 9:51 pm Look forward to seeing that :D
I’ll be the one cringing behind the sofa 😂

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 9:55 pm
by Saffron
Beckybue wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 12:54 pm If they haven’t axed my scenes, I’m on the programme next week 😳😬
You can not leave us hanging like that; give us a clue what do you look like?, what were you wearing? or anything so that we can identify you.

Evan

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 11:24 am
by Beckybue
Saffron wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 9:55 pm You can not leave us hanging like that; give us a clue what do you look like?, what were you wearing? or anything so that we can identify you.

Evan
I’ll be the haggard, flustered one, spouting drivel and wearing a navy sweatshirt …

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:32 pm
by Oxgirl
Beckybue wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 11:24 am I’ll be the haggard, flustered one, spouting drivel and wearing a navy sweatshirt …
Bet that isn’t true :Luv Ya:

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:22 pm
by bob79
I’ll be the haggard, flustered one, spouting drivel and wearing a navy sweatshirt …
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Sounds more ike the average cross-section of male detectorists at a rally🤣

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 2:48 pm
by Beckybue
Oxgirl wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 9:32 pm Bet that isn’t true :Luv Ya:
Haha, trust me, being asked unprepared questions in one take with a stonking great big camera pointed at me, I was flustered….😂
‘Gorgeous George’ features heavily in Wednesday’s programme and he’s a complete natural!

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 2:49 pm
by Beckybue
bob79 wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 10:22 pm I’ll be the haggard, flustered one, spouting drivel and wearing a navy sweatshirt …
Sounds more ike the average cross-section of male detectorists at a rally🤣
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Lol, substitute ‘flustered’ for ‘sweaty’ and I concur!

Re: This looks pretty good - Great British History Hunters

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 10:10 pm
by Pete E
Beckybue wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 2:48 pm Haha, trust me, being asked unprepared questions in one take with a stonking great big camera pointed at me, I was flustered….😂
‘Gorgeous George’ features heavily in Wednesday’s programme and he’s a complete natural!
So which finds did you show? With regards George, I must admit the whole Indian Jones fixation made me cringe a bit although my other half was far less flattering about his dress up games! lol