Guess what I found in my garden?

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Guess what I found in my garden?

Post: #198657 Thomzo
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:06 pm

Today I was digging some top soil from a heap at the bottom of the garden and out popped.....

A four pound weight for a set of scales :dontknow:

Bit more useful than the gravel and broken glass I usually find.

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Post: #198670 Millymollymandy
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:06 am

But was it Roman? :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #198672 Green Aura
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:35 am

Hang on to it they're incredibly useful. When we moved in here there was an old stone (14lb) weight which our predecessor must have used as a doorstop. You know, the sort that grocers used to have for their big scales.

I put it to one side - it's proved immensely useful for weighing things down - it fits in the tofu mold and presses it perfectly :lol:
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Post: #198679 spymurph
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:03 am

I'm very jealous... I love finding things in the garden. Lots of clay pipes here but nothing much else.

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Post: #198680 LyssaM
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:07 am

lol... when digging up the garden patch in my mum's garden we found lots of polly pockets (toys) and lego... all from when my brother used to kidnap them and bury them!! Mum found my old tricycle in what used to be the bramble patch... and a million tennis balls!

In ours I found a little stone model of a bird in a nest, which I cleaned up and put back in the garden cos it was pretty. found some old toys from previous tenents... and then broken bits of a plate... they weren't much use obviously.

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Post: #198682 pelmetman
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:41 am

Alas we haven't found anything in our garden here although around about us Saxon treasure has been found.

Our last house was an old ale house and the garden was an absolute treasure trove. Clay pipes were everywhere, and old bottles and stone jars, buckles and a really old spoon that was hundreds of years old oh and a coin from the 1700's.

Will have to start rummaging round again.
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Post: #198697 Sally Jane
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:45 pm

I admit to the sin of envy! I was digging at the very end of our garden yesterday and found a button and some broken glass. Nowt else. Still, gives me an incentive to carry on digging, as the garden had been neglected for some years before we took it on, so who knows what's lurking in the bits that haven't yet been dug!
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Post: #198706 MEL78
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:49 pm

When we moved into this house the patio had what was a flower bed running around all four sides but had had chippings put over the top I thought just for easy gardening..how wrong I was.....started to dig it up to plant and to my horror found that the entire contents of the alterations to the house ..they had had a wall taken down in the kitchena nd bathroom at some point ..was burried in the sides of the patio.....I dug up countless bricks ...glass from the all windows.....old bathroom tiles.....plaster bags..the bath plug and just to top it all the entire metal frame from the old bath.....haven't dared lift the patio .....god knows what is under there.....

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Post: #198713 snapdragon
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:57 pm

Nice to find a useful thing Zoe :cheers: mostly I've found horse shoes and horse shoe nails. Sons found a stone pop bottle and a digging spade head (shield shape) when the field behind us was trenched for a drain.
oh and I find marbles (well I knew I'd lost 'em somewhere) :dontknow:
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Post: #198714 prison break fan
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:02 pm

The Grandchildren and I found a gun, which was very exciting, we conjured up all sorts of stories about it, I still havent told them it was their father's pop gun! I have also found a pocket watch and loads of tea spoons, which I suspect were mine. pbf.

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Post: #198742 citizentwiglet
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:00 am

My grandfather found an unexploded bomb in his garden, back in the days (the late 60s) - they practically evacuated the entire village to deal with it!

Then again, when they moved in, the bathroom was full of strange plants....my grandpa asked a neighbour what the hell they were, and why they were in the bathroom of an empty house but obviously cared for, who just frowned and shook his head and said 'Oooh, you want to get rid of them...'.....

So he burnt them. And started giggling. Then the neighbours started giggling. Then the police turned up.......
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Post: #198754 Millymollymandy
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:15 am

MEL78 wrote:When we moved into this house the patio had what was a flower bed running around all four sides but had had chippings put over the top I thought just for easy gardening..how wrong I was.....started to dig it up to plant and to my horror found that the entire contents of the alterations to the house ..they had had a wall taken down in the kitchena nd bathroom at some point ..was burried in the sides of the patio.....I dug up countless bricks ...glass from the all windows.....old bathroom tiles.....plaster bags..the bath plug and just to top it all the entire metal frame from the old bath.....haven't dared lift the patio .....god knows what is under there.....

The people who did all that work and left the rubbish and glass behind in the garden deserve to be under that patio!!! :roll: :angryfire:
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Post: #198755 Millymollymandy
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:16 am

citizentwiglet wrote:My grandfather found an unexploded bomb in his garden, back in the days (the late 60s) - they practically evacuated the entire village to deal with it!

Then again, when they moved in, the bathroom was full of strange plants....my grandpa asked a neighbour what the hell they were, and why they were in the bathroom of an empty house but obviously cared for, who just frowned and shook his head and said 'Oooh, you want to get rid of them...'.....

So he burnt them. And started giggling. Then the neighbours started giggling. Then the police turned up.......

ha ha ha ha brilliant! :cheers: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #198777 MEL78
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:08 am

To Millymollymandy.....would not be surprised at all if there was a body under the patio but its more likely to be more builders waste and considering how long it took me to sort out the small sides with having to take all the waste away and buy top soil think I'll leave it alone for a few more years yet

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Post: #198788 LyssaM
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:56 am

citizentwiglet wrote:My grandfather found an unexploded bomb in his garden, back in the days (the late 60s) - they practically evacuated the entire village to deal with it!

Then again, when they moved in, the bathroom was full of strange plants....my grandpa asked a neighbour what the hell they were, and why they were in the bathroom of an empty house but obviously cared for, who just frowned and shook his head and said 'Oooh, you want to get rid of them...'.....

So he burnt them. And started giggling. Then the neighbours started giggling. Then the police turned up.......


I remember years and years ago when I was little they found an unexploded bomb... we were ok our end but they did have to evacualte everyone nearby.

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