Last week I joined the club at a local site for some field walking, but was unable to carry my detector due to the sciatica. I was fortunate to meet Ron Kerridge, an authority on flint tools. He showed me a couple of worked flints he had found that morning and within a few minutes had found my first, which he confirmed was a scraper. Two hammered coins were found. During the past week I have improved sufficiently to try usingmy detector, and I managed two hours. The weather was cool at the start and then turned sunny. A Henry hammered coin was found before I left.