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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2014, 09:27:39 AM »

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found a two pence coin so screwed it to the gate post of my plot some one nicked it  ROL :-))

Just the coin or the post aswell  ROL :-))
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2014, 11:36:24 AM »

 ROL :-))

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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2014, 11:47:21 AM »

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found a two pence coin so screwed it to the gate post of my plot some one nicked it  ROL :-))

So that's why they think the recession is coming to an end, the person who nicked your coin spent it all in one go at the nearest shop  :-)snigger
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2014, 09:56:11 AM »

Got me all worried now must go check that the post is still there , they may have come back  Angry:-{
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2014, 12:55:24 PM »

 ROL :-)) I thought I was the only one who dug things up and nailed them to posts as keep-sakes. Got a horseshoe & a No. 16 sign so far. Both nailed up - a bit confusing for others though as my plot is No. 17!
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2014, 09:23:22 PM »

sounds like your predecessor stole someone's number plate ...  :-)snigger
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2014, 09:25:36 PM »

Can't be that - there's never been allotment plots on the site before. All a bit of a mystery.  Grin2:-)

I could give it to the Tree Hugger on the plot next to mine - but he's a lunatic and might chew it or something!!  what:-o
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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2014, 11:38:47 PM »

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Can't be that - there's never been allotment plots on the site before. All a bit of a mystery.  Grin2:-)

I could give it to the Tree Hugger on the plot next to mine - but he's a lunatic and might chew it or something!!  what:-o



16 or 91 ? 
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2014, 01:54:25 PM »

16 I guess - but Gawd knows what it came off - could be something that has nothing at all to do with allotment plots!
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2016, 12:53:26 AM »

Managed to find time on Tuesday to make a visit to the plot. Was going to help my neighbour with moving and rebuilding his greenhouse but as he was nowhere to be seen made most of the opportunity to dig over this years potato patch. Because I had straightened out my path a couple of months ago it meant there was a few inches of ground that I had not previously dug before. Out came the usual lumps of rubble, glass and nails and this bottle which I reckon is bottle number 46 to be added to the collection in the shed. A quick search on the interweb and it was soon identified as an Izal bottle. If you look very carefully at the shoulders the Z and the A can just be made out (1 letter per shoulder). The moulds must have been worn out when this was produced because the I and L can't be seen. Izal was a local product to this area being produced by the Newton Chambers Company on the outskirts of Sheffield. They also made that wonderfully glossy and hard toilet paper that all schools and I guess most factories were equipped with!
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2016, 08:14:50 PM »

I bet these finds of yours are collectors pieces Wonky and possibly worth a few bob.

Don't remind me of that bloody shiny Izal toilet paper - every child's nightmare! How on earth did such an awful product ever become so popular?
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« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2016, 11:25:33 AM »

I have a box of treasurers ...  keys, a kids gold ring (70s not roman), about a quids worth of 1s and 2s. 7 1 coins.
I should take some photos.

Someone dug up an intact bottle of beer. It used to be a playground and then wasteground where the kids would drink and party. When the police turned up they'd hide the booze else the police would take it off them, so we assume it was one hidden. Had survived the big diggers though
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Re: Interesting allotment finds perhaps?
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2016, 12:14:20 PM »

Get clicking and share your 'finds' with us Di . . .
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