Monday, 7 March 2011
The two G's
Yesterday morning the farmer was tidying up the front garden after the Winter and look what he turned up in the soil! As our house was not built until 1927 we have no idea what would be here during Georgian days but somebody must have dropped this coin. I have yet to identify which George it is. There is the King's head and the words Georgius Rex on the front and a rather faint Britannia on the back but the date is indecipherable. But we assume that it is 18th or nineteenth century. Whichever it is, it was a lovely thing to find.
Our afternoon was spent walking on a bridle path high above the Dales with a view right over to Teesside. I have taken a view but the haze makes the view pretty distant, but at least you can see how far we can see.
This morning the first G - gardening - means that the garden looks much tidier and the second G - the George coin - sits in my box of treasures waiting for my friend to call and identify it for us (don't be long before you come G as we are eager to find out.)