A few weeks ago, the Buckinghamshire FLO was moaning to her colleagues "[I] prefer not to have any dealings with PB. I wasted ages explaining myself over the Cold Brayfield Hoard and was ignored and misunderstood!". I am at a loss to know to what she is referring and, quite frankly resent that - if she cannot explain a hole in the ground to a fellow archaeologist, what hope is there that she can explain best practice to artefact hoikers? There was some coverage of this rather disturbing incident on my blog, and just to put Ms Tyrrell's allegations in some sort of context I give here the links to all the posts I made so readers can see just how much time Ros Tyrrell devoted on this blog to "explaining" this situation to my readers. It is also worth returning to Cold Brayfield as it is quite a symptomatic case, raising a number of issues which are still unresolved today, seven years later. One of the reasons for that is the failure - indeed refusal - of the PAS to discuss these issues openly, as we have seen in the case of Lenborough.
'English Detectorists Say They Dug a Metre into Roman Site in the Dark'
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
'The Washington Lawyer and the Metal Detectorists' Thursday, 30 October 2008
'What would the PAS say?' Thursday, 30 October 2008
'Treasure Annual Reports: just "inconvenient"?', Sunday, 2 November 2008
'Cold Brayfield Questions that will not go away', Thursday, 6 November 2008
'Having a Chat with Central Searchers?' Thursday, 6 November 2008
Incidental mention here: 'Some Thoughts on Illegal Artefact Hunting in England', Saturday, 8 November 2008
This Coroner is helpful: 'Inquest' Wednesday, 12 November 2008
More questions raised, 'The New Treasure Report' Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Incidental mention, 'Welsh Treasure System Failure' Thursday, 8 January 2009
Incidental mention, 'Central Searchers Dislikes Breeches and Will Avoid Them in Future', Wednesday, 9 June 2010.