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by scratchiemm
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: BEGINNERS' SECTION
Topic: hello everyone,my name is Sarahjane.
Replies: 32
Views: 19702

Re: hello everyone,my name is Sarahjane.

Welcome to the forum Sarahjane.........this is a great place to help you out in this great hobby. Ask any questions, post anything for ID and you will get some great advice.
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by scratchiemm
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: BEGINNERS' SECTION
Topic: Any Detectorist's in Folkestone up for a meet?
Replies: 8
Views: 6773

Re: Any Detectorist's in Folkestone up for a meet?

Good luck Little John and have a great time on the beach (glad to see you have a permit!) Any time spent in the first few weeks/months learning this hobby is time well spent. I started my brother in the hobby with a trip to Weston SM...........loads of trash so we went to Burnham..........he got wel...
by scratchiemm
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: William Conqueror coin discovered near Gloucester
Replies: 4
Views: 2763

Re: William Conqueror coin discovered near Gloucester

Just an aside, as a member of Taynton MDC I can assure you all that Taynton is nowhere near Burford!!! Also the coin was found a good deal nearer to Newent than Highnam. Most of the rest of the article is a paraphrase of the reports published well over a year ago. It's great for Maureen, the club, a...
by scratchiemm
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: Pistorius' to get bail
Replies: 14
Views: 5613

Re: Pistorius' to get bail

I know all you non sporty people like to make a joke out of something, but I was actually quite upset about this whole episode. OK I'm not South African, I'm not a para olympian, I'm not quite in a wheelchair yet, but I do enjoy sport at the highest level and admire those who achieve world status. P...
by scratchiemm
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king's
Replies: 16
Views: 8640

Re: Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king's

Very interesting documentary that might rewrite history............. The Tudors and Shakespeare have a lot to answer for in portraying Richard 111 as an evil tyrant and murderer, but the scientific facts prove that he did have a spinal disorder, (which obviously upset Philippa Langley!!) The documen...
by scratchiemm
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: very LARGE gold nugget!
Replies: 19
Views: 10075

Re: very LARGE gold nugget!

DiOz wrote:
swiftnick wrote:thats a big un , all off to oz then.
Temperatures over 40C.....bushfires....poisonous snakes and spiders.....Julia Gillard........c'mon over!. :g50:
About to get some mega snow here, so some might be tempted!!
by scratchiemm
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: very LARGE gold nugget!
Replies: 19
Views: 10075

very LARGE gold nugget!

OMG.............check this out!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21055206


Image


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by scratchiemm
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: On-Going Research Projects
Topic: Roman seal boxes
Replies: 15
Views: 14046

Re: Roman seal boxes

This is mine, but you probably already have it......................

http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/121930

Good luck Kev with your ongoing research :g38:
by scratchiemm
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: 2012 Magazines
Topic: Word Magazine - Issue 64 - December 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 5001

Re: Word Magazine - Issue 64 - December 2012

Well done to all involved in producing a fascinating read! I particularly liked the 'Identification of Find' article, as the button was found by a clubmate. The Roman History in Fiction article was also very interesting..........I may well get the set of books for next summer's holiday reading. I ha...
by scratchiemm
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: On-Going Research Projects
Topic: The Early Military Button project
Replies: 367
Views: 179953

Re: The Early Military Button project

Hi BY, Thanks for your extra info on the button. Unfortunately there is no silver mark on the back.......... It's always interesting to try and wonder why an unusual button ended up in the ground in the depths of the countryside so hopefully your project will provide some meaningful answers or at le...
by scratchiemm
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: On-Going Research Projects
Topic: The Early Military Button project
Replies: 367
Views: 179953

Re: The Early Military Button project

My best button ever.........! silverbutton.jpg A die-stamped two-piece military uniform button of the Honourable Artillery Company; circular; flat; separate brazed/soldered wire shank; the plume and motto (ICH DIEN), of the Prince of Wales, and the inscription, HON ARTILLERY COM above; silver-plated...
by scratchiemm
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: Unique William 1 coin found near Gloucester
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Re: Unique William 1 coin found near Gloucester

Sadly I didn't dig it, but I am in the same club as Maureen and it couldn't have happened to a nicer lady.
:)
by scratchiemm
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Stripping the background off images
Replies: 17
Views: 10546

Re: Stripping the background off images

You need to select the image using the software's selection tool. Magnetic is useful as it picks up pixels of a similar colour. You might need to adjust the tolerance if it picks up too much. If you have an ellipsis (circle) selection option this works well with coins, but takes a bit of practice to...
by scratchiemm
Mon May 09, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Which entry DSLR
Replies: 35
Views: 28057

Re: Which entry DSLR

I'm no photography expert, but do enjoy taking 'nice' photos. I've owned many digital cameras pretty much since they were introduced. The first ones were pretty dire and in those days it was hard to imagine how their picture quality could ever replace a good quality film camera. But technology moves...

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