We found enormous lumps of flat concrete, they were manoeuvred into position as steps and bank retainer. There were old hand-made bricks, they made the summerhouse.
The plastic fertilizer sacks and the rustier pieces of metal are bagged up and disposed of along with the bottles, shoes and carpets
blair, a bit off topic but a house we moved to when I was a child had an old stove with little ovens in, in the basement where presumably meals were prepared, it wasn't a huge house but those who owned it when built must have had people making meals for them because who cooks in the basement!
My father at the time wanted to rip it out and convert the basement into something else. He did but boarded the stove up. Stepmother now lives there, no doubt someone in the future will uncover a real treasure when she goes to the final resting place in the sky ...
There used to be a farmhouse at the top of what is now my garden. The pigstys were under the oak tree. The farm lane ran from the main road up to the farm. I had no idea of this until I started to dig out flower beds from the lawn. I stuck the spade in 3 inches and it went clunk.The farm lane is still there. I dig up half bricks, and lumps of rock all the time. In drought, you can see the outline of the old lane. Also I dig up what I presume to be some sort of drainage channel made of terracotta, or is it a roof capping tile?, and old milk bottles.
We built our house in the corner of a 30 acre field. before that there were many small fields here. Our site corresponds to a small field of .6 of an acre. In it I have found many animal bones presumably pigs as the farmers used keep and kill pigs. I also dug up steel points from wooden framed harrows and other bits of horse drawn agricultural equiptment. No treasures but lots of stones which we used for lland drainage.There is also an underground manmade drain at the bottom of the garden which dates back to the middle of the 19th century. It was a great source of water during this years drought.
Not 'treasure' but an old dinky toy bubble car - I wonder how long they were searching for that. Old pieces of china and clay pipes. Chickens eggs carefully buried by a fox I expect.
You could be rich!!!
I found this 1562 Queen Elizabeth l coin in my garden a couple of years ago:
Sorry, had problems getting pics of both sides of the coin in one post.
Wow that's great David - do you know what coin it is? (shilling, groat etc)
We found an old water barrow buried in the undergrowth - its now used for plants. Similarly an old metal container used for storing Walls ice cream choc ices - also now planted up. OH complains that if he leaves anything lieing around for more than a fortnight he comes back to find something planted in it !