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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 06:16 am »
When I was about 5 or 6 staying in Clevedon there were kids stories of a lake where paper boats caught fire. I never found the lake but found a huge Victorian rubbish tip that was full of phosphorus, you would dig up bottles that the contents would ignite. They eventually built over the tip but even now residents still dig up phosphorus.
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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 09:02 am »
Reminded me of a lesser known villain from my comic buying days, Dr Phosphorus !
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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 06:56 pm »
Phosphorous igniting in your pocket cannot be pleasant. Reminds me of my youth when I had a pack of book matches ignite in my back pocket of my trousers.

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 10:28 pm »
Phosphorous igniting in your pocket cannot be pleasant. Reminds me of my youth when I had a pack of book matches ignite in my back pocket of my trousers.


So your trousers were flares Lodge? (groan) sorry  ;D
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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 08:01 am »
Phosphorous igniting in your pocket cannot be pleasant. Reminds me of my youth when I had a pack of book matches ignite in my back pocket of my trousers.

Bet you got in a flap there lodge 😄
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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 09:26 am »
Was that the Somerset Clevedon ?

Next door to Clevedon were the Portishead docks.

Towards the the end of their era Albright and Wilson handled phosphorous in a big way and the ships were kept away from the other local docks.

It was a huge job cleansing and making the era safe prior to building the super new Leisure harbour that we see today.

How times change. :)  Jerry.

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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 03:07 am »
Phosphorous igniting in your pocket cannot be pleasant. Reminds me of my youth when I had a pack of book matches ignite in my back pocket of my trousers.


So your trousers were flares Lodge? (groan) sorry  ;D


 :D You know Keith, they could have been !

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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 03:20 am »
Phosphorous igniting in your pocket cannot be pleasant. Reminds me of my youth when I had a pack of book matches ignite in my back pocket of my trousers.

Bet you got in a flap there lodge 😄

HA! Yep, I was in a big flap. I couldn't get those pants off fast enough. I didn't care who was looking either :D

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 12:57 pm »
I was out detecting, had a great signal dug up, it was in the clod couldn't find it so started breaking it up and going over the coil, got down to a small lump squeezed it to break it open and found a hypodermic needle, first one and hopefully my last.

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 03:31 pm »
My mate (I say "mate" in the loosest possible terms) found a hand grenade and threw it at me.  The things some mates will do to get rid of the opposition!!  It was very old and all its 'innards' were full of mud but I decided not to add it to my finds collection.

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Re: Be careful what you find !!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 04:41 pm »
Phosphorous igniting in your pocket cannot be pleasant. Reminds me of my youth when I had a pack of book matches ignite in my back pocket of my trousers.

That happened to me fortunately I had a pint of larger in my hand , still got the scar
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