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Postby Phill_dvsn » Wed 21 Apr, 2010 11:04 pm

Someone sent me a link to this Youtube video asking me if i'd ever found anything old on my explores. I hadn't heard of it before. But it seems there's a group of guys who go around digging up the old dumps around Leeds to find any old relics. They've found some great stuff.
Brandy in particular might like this. I know he's a keen Metal detector fan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFaTgeLAc3w&feature=related

I'm glad were not the only ones to be digging up parts of Leeds lol Wink    
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Postby Brandy » Wed 21 Apr, 2010 11:39 pm

Antique bottle digging dont ya just love itRegular Smiley
Thats right up my street is that mate.I didnt know that cross green school was built on an old tip did you?
Some of them bottles are worth a few quid too dont ya know?Regular SmileyRegular Smiley
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Postby chameleon » Wed 21 Apr, 2010 11:42 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Someone sent me a link to this Youtube video asking me if i'd ever found anything old on my explores. I hadn't heard of it before. But it seems there's a group of guys who go around digging up the old dumps around Leeds to find any old relics. They've found some great stuff.
Brandy in particular might like this. I know he's a keen Metal detector fan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFaTgeLAc3w&feature=related

I'm glad were not the only ones to be digging up parts of Leeds lol Wink    



Which reminds me - must see if we can't dig up Arry, he's been missing a while now.....Regular Smiley
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Wed 21 Apr, 2010 11:45 pm

Brandy wrote:
Antique bottle digging dont ya just love itRegular Smiley
Thats right up my street is that mate.I didnt know that cross green school was built on an old tip did you?
Some of them bottles are worth a few quid too dont ya know?Regular SmileyRegular Smiley

I thought you'd like that Brandy Wink
It looks hard work, but satisfying when your digging up a bit of the past. I can imagine some of those finds are worth a good penny to the collector yes.
Those guys seemed to be clued up to the places where to look.
I love the old Capstan cigarette tin they find here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SQzC0ogXl0&feature=related
The amount of detail on everyday items in the old days is fascinating.
We have plastic, and tat these days.

You should have a go mate! Wink
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Postby Brandy » Wed 21 Apr, 2010 11:56 pm

Mate if id have known about that tip next to croggy school id have been down there digging with em lol.
I remember once when i was a kid(9ish)digging loads of old bottles out over on the valley.but instead of saving em we just lined em up and shot them with our cattys lol.
Some of that stuff the bottle lads dig out though fetches a right tidy price.
proper interesting mate,i would deffo have a pop at that mate too right!
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Thu 22 Apr, 2010 12:00 am

Brandy wrote:
Mate if id have known about that tip next to croggy school id have been down there digging with em lol.
I remember once when i was a kid(9ish)digging loads of old bottles out over on the valley.but instead of saving em we just lined em up and shot them with our cattys lol.
Some of that stuff the bottle lads dig out though fetches a right tidy price.
proper interesting mate,i would deffo have a pop at that mate too right!

I must admit i'd like to dig out some old finds too.
I just love those old relics.
But i tell you what. Those guys are mad for it. Proper crazy they are.
Here they are half knocking down a building to get to the bottles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdroVUBJGjo&feature=related

And this is the result if your not careful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxmar3l1nis&feature=related
The hole collapses on him, and they have to dig him out lol Wink    
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Postby Brandy » Thu 22 Apr, 2010 12:11 am

OMG! now that's dedication to hobby right there lol.
The funny thing is there all jumping in to help him and the damn thing could collapse on them all lol.
Still though mate it does look funRegular Smiley

ps/ mate check the prices them yanks pay for our blue bottles http://www.youtube.com/user/GRIMDIGGER1#p/u/28/Aw9XerXA5xA
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Postby chameleon » Thu 22 Apr, 2010 12:41 pm

Brandy wrote:
Mate if id have known about that tip next to croggy school id have been down there digging with em lol.
I remember once when i was a kid(9ish)digging loads of old bottles out over on the valley.but instead of saving em we just lined em up and shot them with our cattys lol.
Some of that stuff the bottle lads dig out though fetches a right tidy price.
proper interesting mate,i would deffo have a pop at that mate too right!


Are you talking about the Halton DEnes landfill of what was Primrose Valley across the tracks there Brandy?

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Postby Brandy » Thu 22 Apr, 2010 4:26 pm

chameleon wrote:
Brandy wrote:
Mate if id have known about that tip next to croggy school id have been down there digging with em lol.
I remember once when i was a kid(9ish)digging loads of old bottles out over on the valley.but instead of saving em we just lined em up and shot them with our cattys lol.
Some of that stuff the bottle lads dig out though fetches a right tidy price.
proper interesting mate,i would deffo have a pop at that mate too right!


Are you talking about the Halton DEnes landfill of what was Primrose Valley across the tracks there Brandy?


Yes mate thats the one.


ps/ go get your shovel steve were off bottle digging this afty lol
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Postby chameleon » Thu 22 Apr, 2010 6:25 pm

Brandy wrote:
chameleon wrote:
Brandy wrote:
Mate if id have known about that tip next to croggy school id have been down there digging with em lol.
I remember once when i was a kid(9ish)digging loads of old bottles out over on the valley.but instead of saving em we just lined em up and shot them with our cattys lol.
Some of that stuff the bottle lads dig out though fetches a right tidy price.
proper interesting mate,i would deffo have a pop at that mate too right!


Are you talking about the Halton DEnes landfill of what was Primrose Valley across the tracks there Brandy?


Yes mate thats the one.


ps/ go get your shovel steve were off bottle digging this afty lol


It was quite pretty before the transformation into a tip starting ?late 70's/early 80's. though the finished landscaped product isn't bad, doesn't have the same natural charm and stunk for years.

\i have a few bits about the are - will try to knock something up - you'll be surprised I think.

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