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When you find a 7 iron and a couple of balls you've got to have a go walloping a few in the direction of Canary Wharf, that is until Tel decides to use a concrete block as a tee and ruins it πŸ˜‚πŸŒ Turn on sound for maximum impact, aaah my wrists!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @terryoldgit #mudlarking #funnyvideos #golf #golfvideo #wildswing #brokengolfclub #thamesandfield

Today's coinage including a tiny 'Harrington Type' James I farthing, and a slightly larger 'Lennox Type' James I farthing and a George III first issue halfpenny. #oldcoins #kingjames #harringtonfarthing #lennoxfarthing #history #numismatic #metaldetecting #thamesandfield #history

Framed with a chain. My bag weighed a tonne with this Thames dockers' hook and chain, used for unloading sacks off barges and onto the wharves of yesteryear. #mudlarking #thames #metaldetecting #cranehook #thamesandfield #history #treasure

A perfect stoneware ink bottle found in a creek recently #oldbottles #history #stoneware #thamesandfield #mudlarking #treasurehunting

"Ah balls..." All found today on The Thames foreshore. Most are WW1 lead shrapnel balls, one is a musket ball and a Minie bullet. #shrapnel #mudlarking #fisher #metaldetecting #londonhistory #ww1 #musketball #miniebullet #thamesandfield

Having a sort out and came across a pot of nicely oxidised modern coins all found on The Thames foreshore, getting in the way of the old stuff. Some are too far gone but most are ok to bung in the self-service check-out. #mudlarking #thames #coins #oxidise #dontspenditallatonce #metaldetecting #beachdetecting

Have you ever heard The Thames sing? The Floodtide Listening Post makes music determined by the tide of The Thames. A sensor submerged at the pier by Trinity Buoy Wharf reads tidal flow data which is converted into notation and played by the listening post. Hear it live here! www.floodtide.eu/play #thames #floodtide #music #haunting #rivermusic #london #trinitybuoywharf #eastlondon

I dug up this first century Roman 'Dolphin Brooch' the other day. Last touched when it was pinned to a Roman persons poncho around 2,000 years ago. #roman #🐬 #romanbrooch #metaldetecting #xpdeus #thamesandfield #dolphinbrooch #history #heritage

This mornings finds from a busy ol' River Thames, complete Georgian wig curler, William III silver Maundy penny, lead token, cannon shot and other fodder. My good luck charm worked again @terryoldgit. #mudlarking #williamiii #oldcoin #silver #thamesandfield #metaldetecting #maundy #maundycoin #wigcurler #london

Found at the weekend and now cleaned up as much as I dare. A Theatre token dated 1905-6 featuring Fred Karno and his 'Grand New Production' featuring 'Comedians'. Karno (1866-1941), was an English Music Hall Comedian and popularised slap-stick like the custard-pie-in-the-face gag and developed the first 'sketch' comedy without dialogue. His shows were the precursor to the silent movie and Charlie Chaplin worked for him, and so did Stan Laurel from Laurel and Hardy. Moses & Son were a big Jewish owned Clothes Company who may have made these tokens for Karno in return for free advertising.
And it goes on... Karno was kind of a big deal and bought Taggs Island on The River Thames in Hampton West London. He demolished the hotel that was there and built 'The Karsino' which was a resort dedicated to all sorts live acts. It was popular in 1914 in the First World War for returning military officers and their families and had picnics and shows for injured soldiers.
With the birth and overwhelming popularity of cinema, Karno's businesses failed and he declared bankruptcy in 1925 and the hotel was finally demolished in the 1970s.
Film producer Hal Roach said "Fred Karno is not only a genius, he is the man who originated slapstick comedy. We in Hollywood owe much to him." All that from one token #mudlarking #theatretokens #oldcoin #fredkarno #fredkarnosarmy #london #metaldetecting #thames #thamesandfield #theatrehistory

Today's lot from the Thames with @terryoldgit aka my lucky mascot. A 17th C Traders token of Elizabeth Hopton, silver Medieval hammered, Theatre Advertising Token and a dress hook. Happy with that! #mudlarking #thamesandfield #hammeredcoin #traderstoken #london #metaldetecting #oldcoins #fredkarno

One broken bottle now converted into a drinking glass. That embossing was too nice to go to waste. #oldbottles #upcycle #repurpose #seaglass #mudlarking #bottledigging #cuttingglass

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