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Title: The Kid
Post by: Caberfeidh on April 25, 2018, 12:56:03 PM
So sometimes I get to take my God-daughter's wee boy (aged six) out for the day; he has adopted me as his granddad, which is nice. I recently took him to Turnberry where we tried a bit of metal detecting on the shore. He was a bit wee to lug a big heavy detector around so he was in charge of digging. We dug up a wee blackened metal box and I put it in the rubbish bag.  We went on to explore the old castle where a boy was born long ago; he grew to be the Man Who Would Be King - Robert Bruce. (note no metal detecting around the castle itself, it's an ancient monument). Later we explored Dunure Castle too. The kid was a bit miffed that we did not find treasure, but when we got home I cleaned up the wee blackened metal box and it turns out to be a silver matchbox holder. Treasure after all !
Title: Re: The Kid
Post by: Caberfeidh on April 25, 2018, 01:05:38 PM
Here's the silver from our day out at the beach. But as me old shipmate Cap'n Jack points out so well, "Not all treasure is silver and gold..."
Title: Re: The Kid
Post by: tamhem1 on April 25, 2018, 03:58:08 PM
Nice find , and a good day out with the Wee yin for you, future detectorist  maybe 👍🏻
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Post by: gasman on April 25, 2018, 07:52:57 PM
A nice find, and well done on taking the wee man on " treasure hunts" as he will probably see it.  Respect to you sir.
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Post by: budge1 on April 25, 2018, 10:08:02 PM
Good story and a great wee fined, well done.
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Post by: Seagoon on April 25, 2018, 10:22:45 PM
A Grand Day Out! Not all treasure is silver and gold... but it doesn't hurt! Well found the pair of you! :D
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Post by: JoeCovenantLamb on April 26, 2018, 09:47:09 AM
Nice wee hunk of silver, there!
Puir wee lad will have the bug now!

:)
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Post by: Sam on June 03, 2018, 11:09:17 PM
Great find with the match box holder. Looks like you both had a good day out.
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Post by: Grant on September 07, 2018, 10:48:23 AM
that's cool!