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I enjoyed the TV series The Great British Dig where Hugh Dennis presents a team of archaeologists digging in peoples gardens. Here's what I have found in mine so far, not much of a coin hoard unfortunately. First a 1967 halfpenny.



More valuable (at the time!) a 1949 George VI florin (2 shillings old money, 10p today). They removed all the silver from the coinage in 1947 so this one hasn't survived very well. The nickel plating has mainly gone showing the copper base.




As our house is the first dwelling erected on this site as far as we can tell (late 60's) I wasn't expecting much but 2/- and a ha'penny was a little underwhelming. Anything more exciting turned up during your garden excavations?
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,286
    Congrats! Maybe you'll come across a chest of dubloons soon :)
    Over the years I've come across about 6 clay pipes and the odd very rusty bit of 'something'

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,679
    I do have a hoard of old coins - I think the oldest one is a Victorian farthing but can't recall where it came from.
    One of my better finds was a glazed stoneware ( ? )  Ginger Beer jar which I uncovered in the grounds of an old farmhouse in Leicestershire in the mid 1980's.  Brewed by W. Mawson & Co. of Lutterworth and Market Harborough. No idea of the age but very good condition.
    I find the various archaelogical programmes fascinating.  The problem is that what looks like an old bit of stone/glass or WHY to my inexperienced eyes often turns out to be something exciting. Makes me wonder what I may have missed. 
    I keep hoping to find some  human skeletal remains but no luck so far ;)
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,298
    Why??
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Can't beat a nice florin @steephill ;)
    I always loved those old halfpennies with the ship. No idea why really  :)
    Can't say I've ever found anything worthwhile - usually just blocks of kerbstone or similar. 
    Not sure I'd fancy finding any human remains @philippasmith2... :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    I once dug up a fossilised sea urchin











    Devon.
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,085
    I found a complete 3 bar electric fire about 18 inches deep whilst digging a hole for planting a tree. Why would someone bury an electric fire?
    Sunny Dundee
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    I found a complete 3 bar electric fire about 18 inches deep whilst digging a hole for planting a tree. Why would someone bury an electric fire?
    soil warming kit?
    Devon.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    I found a dog skeleton wrapped in a duvet cover with a teddy bear underneath it.  :#
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    I found a complete 3 bar electric fire about 18 inches deep whilst digging a hole for planting a tree. Why would someone bury an electric fire?

    Maybe they got sick of telling their wife to "put more clothes on instead"!!
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