I love history. it was always my favourite subject and something that I was really keen to stay involved with. I wanted to be an Archaeologist when I was younger, I would have adored discovering and identifying lost artifacts, not seen or touched for centuries… but I have settled for enjoying it was a hobby- by metal detecting!
Cathy & Her Viking 5 can often be seen on the horizon, headphones donned, in her own world; listening in anticipation for the *beep* *beep* *beep* which brings with it a pang of adrenaline as she drops to the floor, trowel in hand!
I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, as this has always been a one of my greatest interests (other than writing, of course), but its taken me a while to work out how to put it across to you.
I’m going to show you some of my favourite pieces, that I’ve found pretty much exclusively in my own garden over the years. Now that its getting warmer again, I’m hoping to get out again and explore!
I was hoping to collect enough information on each individual piece to give you some background on it, but that has proven quite difficult. 🙁 so instead I’m just going to post the images, with what I know about them to the best of my ability, but if you can provide any further info, please leave a comment!
So, this first one is.. I think… an ink pot. It was in two separate pieces initially which I’ve managed to reconnect. (You can kind of see the line in the last image.
This is a little metal toy car-i just love how aged it is. only 1 wheel left, and pretty nicely detailed- you can see the interior in the second pic. plus the car make is evident from the front and back of the car! Mercedes- Benz! 😀
Above is a bone I found, if I place it on my hand its slightly bigger than span of my middle finger to wrist, so thinking it belongs to something like a fox/dog/badger or something? That is 100% guesswork- please feel free to correct me!
a little mouse skull! 🙂
And a modern axe head!
… I’ll have to make another part to this post, as I don’t want to make it mega long, but for anyone who is interested in local history (local to Manchester & the Ship Canal) the next post will definitely interest you! Hope it is as exciting to you as it is to me!!!