Just recently, I was detecting on a local field when the farmer appeared. During the conversation it emerged that his father had lost a pocket watch in the field, way back in the 1960's.
As we walked and talked, the detector issued a loud signal. I was about to start digging when the farmer said give me the spade and then set about digging the hole.
Well we get to about spade depth and lo and behold, you never guess what emerged - yep a pocket watch. It was in poor condition, but a lovely recovery all the same. It helped solve the mystery of what had happened to it all them years ago.
As we were discussing the chances of finding such an item in a large field, the famer then stated that he been out with a detector which the club had leant him, and only last week had recovered his dads large penknife.
Them spirits up there are certainly looking over us both!...........