- so off we go digging.Photo 1. First find a site and get permission.
This is a small town dump in a farmer's field. You will need at least
a spade and a fork and old clothes. Strong gloves are very important
! Take off the turf and crunch into the ash - bottles start appearing
we go in photo 2. Dig down in the ash until you reach the bottom,
usually a layer of clay tells you where the bottom is. This is a shallow
dump only seven feet deep.
time to use the fork in photo 3. The fork is used to collapse the
four side walls of the hole right back up to the top. This is usually
when you find most of your bottles - the majority of diggers refer
to this as "caving in".
last photo shows the fruits of the labour. This was quite a disappointing
dig really. The best finds are a transfered flagon, some poison bottles,
several Virols and a dolls head - Oh yes, and a glamour pot from Blackpool
which went straight into my personal collection
best way to find about sites where you can dig is to join a bottle club
or go to a club meeting. It is also possible to find your own digging
sites. Please ! No e-mails asking where you can go digging !! Thanks
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to read a superb diggers story about digging at Renishaw ? Click on
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