We were very pleased to welcome Graeme back to update us on his hobby of field walking and metal detecting. He has made more interesting finds regarding trading sites and Roman coins in the local area. He set us a fascinating quiz, to identify and date the twenty objects laid on the table., some very obvious, some very tricky, a ox shoe, a very old lock, a bronze age gouge, a cow horn protector, love tokens, a large needle pushers used by a saddler, a roman dress pin and some coins, some were burnt and possible for the site of the house fire at Escot in December 1808.
We had a lively discussion about the dates of the items and the sites where they were found.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and our thanks go to Graeme for all the effort he put into making it so interesting. The winner of the framed artefacts was won by Cliff with the most correct answers.
On Mon the 16th Sep we arranged a field walk following the talk, the weather was rather unsettled, but Cliff and myself had a pleasant hour or so wondering Campfield, sadly nothing outstanding came to hand.
The next meeting will be the showing of the Acland Films in the church 8th Oct.
Our condolences and thoughts are with Jenny at this difficult time due the passing of her mother.
Business meeting notes:
This is the email I promised last night to confirm the business part of the meeting and upcoming dates.
Weather permitting: A field walk in Campfield, where the ploughing match took place, bring your wellies
and a walking stick, plus a bag to put finds in. 10:30 am in the field on Monday 16th Sept.
An afternoon with Find My Past and Ancestry at Colesworthy 2:30 pm Friday 20th September. Please
bring your own laptop if possible, I am short of a machine , the lid having fallen off my spare one!
The Acland Films in the Church, meeting about 6: 00 pm, to set up on Tuesday 8th October
Raffle prizes please, help on the night to sell raffles with Geoff.
Refreshments, Tea/Coffee, fruit juices, cheese, biscuits, cheese straws etc, I will get the cheese, and beverages so please can members help out with the savouries and biscuits. Thank you.
Admission is free, so will ask for donations for the food. Paul Dibbens would like a donation towards
his fuel costs, so suggest £30 for him, the rest going to St. Andrew's for the venue hire.
Jenny's PowerPoint on the Western Uprising has be postponed due to bereavement, this will now take place in the Church 8:00 pm on Thursday 14th November, setting up the equipment from about 7:00 pm.
Tea Coffee as usual, admission £3:00 and a raffle. Jenny has asked us to support her fund raising.
http://www.investinme.org/index.htm. We will do this on a 50/50 basis with the church.
We must also thank Graeme and his partner for such a wonderful and interesting evening. You must have put
a lot of time into setting it up. It was fascinating. Much appreciated.