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Mick Aston past away!

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Just heard via FB that Mick Aston has past away, RIP.
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Confirmed by a good few of TT members.
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I know Mick was an anti, but he got me interested. Regardless, I respect his ideas and his contribution to popularising archaeology with the general public. 20 odd years ago I became hooked on TT. Its a shame that when TT ended that Mick, a Black Country lad past away.
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A great shame. He was only 66yrs old. No age at all
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RIP Mick Aston , a true gent...... :g40:

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i dont think he was against metal detecting he was against the ones that rob our heritage he was happy with the legit ones that declared there finds and obeyed the rules the majority of us would have to agree with him i will miss his jumpers cheers to the guy
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...don't deserve to die I recon. RIP.

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Yes what a shame...it has already appeared on Wikipedia. God bless him. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Aston
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RIP Mick, honest,knowledgable guy. May not of liked this hobby but, having done a couple of TT`s spoke to you on a normal level and liked his wines!

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Having met the man during the making of the Time Team episode of "View to Kiln " 2003. of which I was involved ,
Being a detectorist I was a bit apprehensive at first, because it was said he disliked us, but contrary to this I found him
to be a very friendly and engaging man, over the three days we had many a chat about Archaeology and detecting in general,
I liked him ! R.I.P. Mick Aston .

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A very knowledgeable archaeologist, especially medieval monastic studies, and a genuine character and gent. No one else has increased public interest in archaeology as Mick, not only through TT but through other projects from the 70's onwards. Unfortunately we will not see his like again. RIP Mick.
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I met Mick on quite a few occasions, especially at our Berkeley excavations and at Bristol Uni, he was a real knowledgeable gentleman. He was never anti detecting, but he was anti anyone who did not record their finds, there is a big difference. As an archaeologist what would you expect from a man whose life evolved around telling the story of our landscapes in Britain, to him detail was everything. A sad loss. :g48:

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He always seemed like a real character. Maybe it was the shock of seeing Tony Robinson get the sword tap when, in all honesty, Mick was far more deserving.
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Mick was a guy who said it as he felt it to be, a man to be admired for his honesty. R.I.P. Mick.
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