We unearthed forgotten treasures lost centuries ago when we visited the island of Alderney in June 2022 after being offered the chance to do some metal detecting there. Over the course of 3 days Jim our host took us to acres of land which was once home to Romans, Celts, Victorians, Georgians and everyone in between. It was exciting, especially knowing that the land had hardly been detected much over the years. My travelling and detecting companions were Simon Bourne of @Si-finds Thames Mudlark and Clem Chambers of @Chill Bill . We were also accompanied by our host Jim, and Ed Staffin, who contributed the awesome drone footage to this video. Ed also has a YouTube channel and you can find it here – @Ed Staffin
As you will see we found some wonderful treasures between us and I would love to know more about the lion brooch (or is it a cap badge?) that I found. Please let me know if you have any suggestions as to what it used to be!
Not only is Alderney rich in history, but it is also a haven for beautiful wildlife. We visit Gannet Rock to see the gannet colony, thanks to Ed Staffin’s super drone footage, and there is also wonderful footage of a baitball and dolphins at the end of this video. Dont miss it!
You can find out more about Alderney here:-
It’s the third largest channel island after Jersey and Guernsey, and it’s 1.5 miles wide – and 3.5 miles long. Perfect. A peaceful place to escape the busy life of London that is for sure!
Thank you to Jim and Sue for being great hosts, and Thanks to my mud buddies Simon and Clem for being such great companions.
I use a deus orx in this video and highly recommend Regton metal detecting specialists if you want to get started in this fascinating hobby. They will give you all the info and advice you need:-
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