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A Suspicious Discovery At The Convent

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  • Mike Chapman
    Mike Chapman 2 ай бұрын +453

    I agree with the earlier post about the insect: it is an antique English Mappin & Webb Hallmarked silver plate ruby red glass honey bee pot. I found one on the Chairish website shipping from Chester, Great Britain, and selling for $2,400.00 U.S. Of course yours is broken, sadly. As a retired Criminal Investigator I would say very strongly that your immediate instincts are most likely correct - the castaway of a burglary. Might be interesting to check with local police to see if the silver bee and camera are listed as stolen items in some past burglary.

    • hmmmblyat
      hmmmblyat Ай бұрын +1

      Don‘t think that it is antique, in connection with the other things that were found in the plastic bag. Mine was about 40€ when i bought it, and it is exact the same bee ,apart ofthe glass colour

    • hmmmblyat
      hmmmblyat Ай бұрын +1

      I got one of these bees , silver and clear glass with a little spoon. Of course not antique. I bought that from a catalog maybe 10 years ago. Didn‘t know that it could have a historical idol. I don‘ t use it for honey but for sugar. It is much easier to clean up that way

    • LENAGI2O
      LENAGI2O Ай бұрын +1

      Wow. Good eye. I watched the short video and almost didn’t catch the bug on her table.

    • Michelle Froggatt
      Michelle Froggatt 2 ай бұрын +4

      As the comments mention above the Mappin and Webb honey bee pot dates from around 1910 and there is one currently on sale on eBay for £1,950! 😮

    • Richard Nasluchacz
      Richard Nasluchacz 2 ай бұрын +2

      If Mappin & Webb, it should have the company name incised on the underside of the metal body where the legs converge.

  • LaWeraTejana
    LaWeraTejana Ай бұрын +2

    Whilst speaking on the garden finds, you two looked like a couple of 12yr old boys excitedly rummaging thru possible "treasure" 😊☺️😍

  • SKS BC
    SKS BC 2 ай бұрын +128

    Billy, that sterling silver insect is an antique worth close to 500 pounds. With the glass body intact, it was a honey dish and the insect was a bumble bee. That's quite a find. My guess is that someone stole these things and dumped them so as not to get caught etc. Interesting.

    • oki-doki7
      oki-doki7 Ай бұрын +2

      @Michelle Froggatt Post a link to it if you can... thanks.
      I am just curious and can't find it. ;)

    • Michelle Froggatt
      Michelle Froggatt 2 ай бұрын +3

      Currently one on eBay for sale for £1,950!! 😮

  • Ragnar8504
    Ragnar8504 2 ай бұрын +164

    The Edixa is a Double 8 camera, older than Super 8. It takes 7.5 m of 16 mm film. You expose one half (8 mm wide), then flip the film and expose the other half. Once developed, the film is split down the middle. If you try to find out whethere there's film in it I'd do that in darkness to avoid exposing a partially unwound roll. Once wound back onto the original spool it can be exposed to ambient light so you can see what type of film it is. If it's Kodachrome it can only be developed into B&W negative and then scanned, if it's something else you might still get a proper reversal film.
    The camera's fairly old, first half of the 60s I guess and was manufactured by Chinon of Japan for Edixa (Germany).

    • Ragnar8504
      Ragnar8504 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Thomas Martin Learning to use the new medium film was a worldwide challenge! And yes, film has always been expensive. I guess the low point for S8 was the late 80s, then prices started to go up again.
      The availability of cheap video tapes sometimes led to the opposite phenomenon though - endless slow pans over static objects like churches.

    • Thomas Martin
      Thomas Martin 2 ай бұрын +5

      Yes, lot of families had them in the U.S. but really didn’t know how to use them! They would take four or five clicks for a few seconds of something they wanted to film! When it was shown onscreen, the viewers became seasick very quickly, from all the jerky movements! I think it was a real emotional effort to go from a still camera to a movie 🍿 picture camera! No one wanted to waste any precious film, and/or miss anything, hence the two or three frames per object moving picture! HaHaHa! How to go from Niagara Falls to the Gulf Beaches in thirty clicks or less! HaHaHa! Sometimes we would find ten years of birthday celebrations on one roll of film!

    • Lea
      Lea 2 ай бұрын +2

      I thought it looked 60's

    • A Raccoon Reviews
      A Raccoon Reviews 2 ай бұрын +5

      Thank you for this great comment. I hope they look to see if there is still film inside. I’ve never heard of this split 8mm format either.

    • Wyld1one
      Wyld1one 2 ай бұрын +11

      did not know they did a split format.
      be interesting to see whats on the film.
      probably worth a bit to a collector

  • msbeanification
    msbeanification 2 ай бұрын +120

    You broke Rick! He’s been painting so long he doesn’t remember life before. 🤣
    So lovely to see you all and the garden. 💗

  • Lena Jaques
    Lena Jaques 2 ай бұрын +76

    On Michael’s Channel where he showed us all the documents and plans for the Chateau I suggested that in the future you could have a Museum Room at the Convent to house them all…….this could include any material relating to the Convent as well…!
    Obviously it would need secure cabinets but it would be fantastic to open it up to the public ….I’m sure the local people would be interested and even tourists.
    It could also include a section of ‘finds’ whilst renovating the Convent…….! x 😊

    • apcolleen
      apcolleen 2 ай бұрын +10

      We bought a 75 year old house that was a rental for a long time. We have made 4 trips to the dump with all the trashbags thrown in our woods. But I have a little collection of stuff I've found all over the yard in the last 2 years because every time I use the leaf blower or lawm mower or after heavy rains we find new trinkets. I found someones car keys with my metal detector because i lost the spring to my pruners in the woods cutting out invasive plants lol.

  • deborah Evans
    deborah Evans 2 ай бұрын +134

    Hi , the bee container is a English silver plated and glass bee or wasp honey pot dating to 1890-1900 , quite valuable if the glass wasn’t damaged about £800 in the U.K. ,very interesting finds

    • solitaire smith
      solitaire smith 2 ай бұрын +3

      Yes .
      My grandmother had one on the table when I was little. Loved it

    • Babawali
      Babawali 2 ай бұрын

      @JoeTheLion60 I don't think a Japan [manufactured] Glass and Silverplate Honey Bee Pot would have English silver hallmarks.

    • Karin Bergman
      Karin Bergman 2 ай бұрын +2

      Again, Woohoo!!!💗

    • scouter9933
      scouter9933 2 ай бұрын

      @JoeTheLion60 - possibly send directly to their email?

    • Luella2u
      Luella2u 2 ай бұрын +4

      @SILVER GYPSY Lady If there's film in it, that might also be recoverable.

  • Ayesha de Queiroz
    Ayesha de Queiroz 2 ай бұрын +61

    This looks like another metal detecting opportunity and another entry in the hypothetical picture book I want Michael to make.
    Perhaps your new empty shelves could hold all the unusual discoveries you find at the convent?
    Don’t dispose of the bullets!!!! Secure them, but that’s what further makes that bag more mysterious. That’s a crime thriller story in that bag!

    • Vicki Lewis
      Vicki Lewis 2 ай бұрын +4

      Brilliant! Metal detecting would be awesome!

    • Heehaw
      Heehaw 2 ай бұрын +4

      That’s a great idea!

  • Matt Bowles
    Matt Bowles 2 ай бұрын +252

    It would have been EPIC if you guys just did what Rick wanted and hit a Pub!!

    • Ninfa Carpenter
      Ninfa Carpenter 2 ай бұрын +5

      The pubs In Cambridge are full ten mins after opening!!! Not at all proper!!! Lol

    • Keith Freeman
      Keith Freeman 2 ай бұрын +5

      @The Pethericks Awesome. It helps the work go faster whe you take time to relax ad have fun. and as someoe else commented, it is team building.

    • Karin Bergman
      Karin Bergman 2 ай бұрын +6

      @The Pethericks Woohoo!!!💗

    • Denise Koltys
      Denise Koltys 2 ай бұрын +23

      It’s always 5:00 somewhere lol

    • Gunny672
      Gunny672 2 ай бұрын +15

      Agree, go to the pub.

  • WSC Warden
    WSC Warden 2 ай бұрын +89

    Looks like the bag and contents was the spoils of a robbery. At a guess the silver fly was in it too. Might be appropriate to share the footage with the local police as it may help them close a case.

    • Britta W
      Britta W 2 ай бұрын +1

      I would definitely show the contents to the police because of the bullets! Maybe they are the remnants of a robbery years ago.

    • Fancy Dancer
      Fancy Dancer 2 ай бұрын +12

      I would definitely contact the local police and see if they have any idea where that stuff came from. They can probably dispose of the ammunition as well. Someone probably stole it and figured flipping it over a convent wall would keep them from getting caught.

    • gardengatesopen
      gardengatesopen 2 ай бұрын +14

      EXACTLY what I was thinking!
      My imagination took over and a story unfolded in my mind-
      The snakeskin, along with Pappa Smurf, provided a big missing clue for the police to be able to solve a cold case!
      Ha!
      (Yes, I know.
      My imagination does go too far!)

  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin 2 ай бұрын +123

    Nuns are known to be prodigious workers! They would have farmed the fields, worked in the greenhouses, found ingenious ways to solve most any problem, all while staying in a state of perpetual grace. They are truly remarkable individuals! It would be interesting to see if that convent helped protect and provide for people fleeing Germany, and other countries during the war! There was a large underground movement in France during WWII

    •  Ай бұрын +1

      Are there any Convent plans or pictures from WWII times?

    • kathryn beetham
      kathryn beetham 2 ай бұрын +10

      Anyone who ever went to a school taught by nuns knows they were very far from being in a state of perpetual grace. As many a bruised child will attest to.

    • Pam Duff
      Pam Duff 2 ай бұрын +5

      Yes I have been wondering if they will find a underground tunnel. I really thought so when they found that outside oval shelf for a statue if that was covering a passageway I was so excited but nope lol

    • Suzanne Stubbins
      Suzanne Stubbins 2 ай бұрын +8

      Yes, there was the underground movement in France and it was massive during ww2. The convent was one of many other churches, nunnery, working underground, throughout France. I'm not surprise the convent helped, and why wouldn't they. I found it fascinating.

    • Maryland Community Garden plots
      Maryland Community Garden plots 2 ай бұрын +25

      Yes. My sister purchased a old church and it had a underground tunnel part of the " undergound railroad" for black slaves to travel to safety in USA.

  • Sandra Delvecchio
    Sandra Delvecchio 2 ай бұрын +78

    Editing is really good- transitions, music, someone is getting super good at this. When the consumer doesn’t notice clunky things that’s when you’ve got great editing.

    • EUGENE BENNETT
      EUGENE BENNETT 2 ай бұрын

      @Sandra Delvecchio HE DAD FAMIL IS ALSO FROM MICHIGAN.. THAT IS WHERE SHE WENT TO ABOUT THE AGE OF 19 OR 20

    • Sandra Delvecchio
      Sandra Delvecchio 2 ай бұрын +2

      @EUGENE BENNETT our family has been out northeast always. So probably not

    • EUGENE BENNETT
      EUGENE BENNETT 2 ай бұрын +2

      where are you from i have a lady friend with the last same name... was out of la. cail.. but now in little town in Iowa . her mom was jewish. dad was italian

  • Meg Wilcox
    Meg Wilcox 2 ай бұрын +14

    That bag certainly seems like swag that the thief couldn't get to after his brilliant fling. I love your garden explorations, looking forward to more discoveries.

  • littlejo
    littlejo Ай бұрын

    You need a little room to show all the history you have found, would be awesome to see the old stories unfold

  • Suzanne Stubbins
    Suzanne Stubbins 2 ай бұрын +30

    Billy, congratulations reaching 200! Such a great channel. Well deserved 👏 🙌 👌 👍

  • Rupert Miller
    Rupert Miller 2 ай бұрын +96

    Thank you all who work on this channel. You have become a bright spot in my days, and I appreciate that you share the journey and adventures with us all. The only thing missing is an animal or two, like a chateau dog or convent cat as regulars.

    • SpaceFlye
      SpaceFlye 2 ай бұрын

      This channel us truly a hidden gem i would have never found if not for a comment recommending this channel on other restoration channel.

    • Rupert Miller
      Rupert Miller 2 ай бұрын +4

      @Ludo Vica I know about them. Just being wistful about more animal screen time.

    • Ludo Vica
      Ludo Vica 2 ай бұрын +2

      Well there are the chateau horses Udea, Queenie and the pony Elsa. and there's at least 3 or 4 small dogs including the fabulous Bertie and a white cat called Calliope

    • LaRaine Crook
      LaRaine Crook 2 ай бұрын

      @Rain Peters 0

    • Rain Peters
      Rain Peters 2 ай бұрын +12

      They also help make a bright spot in my day.

  • Orla Buckley
    Orla Buckley 2 ай бұрын +23

    Rick is simply amazing, he never complains even when Billy asked him was he bored with painting he didnt give a negative comment, is he a friend of the family and living in France

  • Vicki Lewis
    Vicki Lewis 2 ай бұрын +27

    This was so cool! I hope you'll take us along when you venture back into the garden. I thought Ryan would have had some guesses as to the suspicious activities - lol! Thanks for taking us along!

  • Donita Hess
    Donita Hess 2 ай бұрын +11

    While watching today’s episode, I could only visualize some cigar smokin’ gun toting nuns in the convent garden. Absolutely love everyone on your team. You all have wonderful chemistry!

    • Rosemarie Joy
      Rosemarie Joy Ай бұрын

      Lol

    • 4ever _true
      4ever _true 2 ай бұрын +3

      Your comment made me smile with the visualization of nuns not in their usual 'habit'. Lol !

  • Manny Ortiz
    Manny Ortiz 2 ай бұрын +13

    Billy, Ryan, Rick my loves. Thank you Billy for giving Rick a break from painting. Very interesting bag. I believe someone tossed the bag over the wall to avoid being caught with it. The gardens are going to be so beautiful when cleared. See ya tomorrow. Take care my darlings and stay safe 🍺🍺🍺🙏👍🌹❤️😇🌈🇺🇸🕊🎈🌞

  • MaveP
    MaveP 2 ай бұрын +8

    Congratulations on surpassing 200K subscribers! So much fun to see you and Rick going on an adventure in the garden. Very suspicious bag for sure. Hope you had a blast at the pub. Thanks Billy, Rick and Ryan 🙏🏻❤️

  • siameseire
    siameseire 2 ай бұрын +64

    Thanks for being so great to Rick and letting him have a change. 🙂

  • Meegan Aschen
    Meegan Aschen 2 ай бұрын +31

    Wow, this is the earliest I've ever viewed a video that wasn't live. I love the idea of letting Rick decide and doing some discovering with him! Thank you for another great video! Much love from CT, USA!

  • Rescue Lady46
    Rescue Lady46 2 ай бұрын +6

    Love how you guys can make any adventure into fun . Great find. Just never know what you will come across. Thanks for taking us along. 🇺🇸 🌺🐾

  • Marlene
    Marlene 2 ай бұрын +46

    Rick is so easy going. Off to the pub is a great idea. Nice of you billy to ask him. Great job Ryan.

  • Linda Battles
    Linda Battles 2 ай бұрын +5

    You all make such a wonderful and entertaining team. Ryan, your filming and editing is getting better and better. Billy, you have a knack for putting the right people in the right job, and you are always so encouraging. An inspiring group, all of ya!!

  • Barb
    Barb 2 ай бұрын +24

    That is a very special antique. It was a honey holder. The body is silver. And the glass body turned on it perfectly. There should be a small little spoon that is silver as well. You raise the wings to scoop out the honey!! Very very valuable. Glass collectors call it the holy grail. Don’t throw it away. It’s pure silver. Just find another body. Hard to find but it can be done! I have one and can send you a pic of you like. They are VERY rare. Mine is not plated. It’s 925.

  • Darci DeVough
    Darci DeVough 2 ай бұрын +22

    Congrats Petherick Clan over 200k Also can you clear a lovely spot with good sun for enjoying the garden with a bit of privacy for lounging in the sun reading a book.I have some great ideas for next time.

    • Darci DeVough
      Darci DeVough 2 ай бұрын +5

      Also very cool fly..it would be cool to go on the wall in the office with a camera😉

  • Sheila Torres
    Sheila Torres 2 ай бұрын +4

    Billie, have you thought about having a museum in the convent, a room to house all your finds as well as telling the history of the convent and what you have done to bring it back to life?

  • Mister Mister
    Mister Mister 2 ай бұрын +27

    You should have a competition for your subscribers to enter and pick like 10 and let them come clear the entire garden section during a weeks stay at the convent!
    The winners bring their own sleeping bags, camp beds or whatever and can stay in the chapel area or something and be a part of the journey and you get a 10 person free workforce for a week

  • Kim Yong
    Kim Yong 2 ай бұрын +6

    In the UK, when a mudlarker finds bullets in the mud, they will pass it on to the police, especially if there's live rounds, or if you are unsure, you may want to do the same. Best to be safe and pass it on to the authorities to dispose instead of chucking it into the trash. Great finds, Billy!

  • Ann Ham
    Ann Ham 2 ай бұрын

    The HONEY BEE AT 5:13! We have one! It is in perfect condition, with a red glass abdomen to serve honey. My grandparents lived in France in the 1920's-30's! LOL Such a strange surprise to see that here.

  • Jurriaan de Jongh
    Jurriaan de Jongh 2 ай бұрын +13

    Oh man, that transition into the drone shot.. I'm speechless. Great episode, nice to have some good weather after all those gloomy indoor days. Also, you can start a nice collection on those shelves in the office with everything you find.

  • Karen Sexton
    Karen Sexton 2 ай бұрын +12

    Decided to make your programmes a Christmas game… every time someone says “crack on” you’ve gotta do a shot! 😂
    Love the vlogs guys btw! Tc

  • Pat McIntyre
    Pat McIntyre 2 ай бұрын +2

    This was so interesting.
    I’m always up for a treasure hunt.
    We bought and renovated an old farmhouse (built in 1860’s) in Pennsylvania.
    Never found even so much as an old coin or trinket in 30 years.
    When remodeling our previous home, we stashed away lots of goodies (little time capsules) in each project, wall, flooring, to make things interesting for the next renovators.
    Thanks for sharing your fun but puzzling finds.
    Ever think of stashing a time capsule or coins for the next remodeler?
    PS
    Nuns usually took a vow of poverty, so I’m not surprised you never found anything.
    Anything the sisters had, they gave away. Only kept what could fit in their small room, aka cell.

  • Lorraine L
    Lorraine L 2 ай бұрын +3

    That’s one stunning boundary wall, Billy ❤️ The garden is a treasure.

  • Rob S
    Rob S 2 ай бұрын +10

    Love this channel! Looks like you found a bag that a theif discarded after taking the best bits out.

  • Christine McPherson
    Christine McPherson 2 ай бұрын +2

    YES!! Exploring the garden again.. Ugh i love this garden it really gives secret garden vibes and such a beautiful tranquil place of nature's beauty to be restored.. I can't wait to watch
    Imagine what it could be like by next spring🐞🐝🌸🌻🌼

  • Daisy Maisy
    Daisy Maisy 2 ай бұрын +20

    If my boss was as wonderful as you and your amazing family I'd be very happy👍

    • apcolleen
      apcolleen 2 ай бұрын +3

      My bf has a great boss and honestly its life changing to not have the spectre of a shitty boss looming over you every sunday night for him.

  • Susan
    Susan 2 ай бұрын +7

    Wow Billy, your subscriber numbers are rising very quickly. I am so pleased for you all, you’re well on your way to overtaking Michael. Congratulations.

  • Lala
    Lala 2 ай бұрын +1

    Ever since I saw you first clear that courtyard and grass patches, I keep thinking citrus or lemon trees for some reason, and wondered how they would grow, and if it was possible to plant them in large pots as you have the pencil pines. I just feel in my bones your beautiful convent needs some orchids. Also I would check if the chapels alter has been sanctified. If it has it may be possible to hold weddings in there, and keep it as a feature for accommodation. I still feel weddings would bring you a good amount of money if you could pull them off in the future. Having accomodation/ garden and chapel in one venue is a real draw card. Love watching how well you guys are doing with the renovations. Keep up the good work. Oh and if it has hallmarks it's sterling silver. Check hallmark book for clarification on its age and place of manufacture. Cool find.

  • You Tuber
    You Tuber 2 ай бұрын +15

    Kinda makes you wonder if the owners of the farm would consider selling in the future to make the convent whole again. Speaking of holes, where would you consider putting in that gate/door to the garden

  • Yvonne J Richards
    Yvonne J Richards 2 ай бұрын +2

    Great finds, ,I winced when you picked things up or opened bags without gloves. There's always the threat of needles nowadays. Also do try and find out more about the medal box, someone may well have the medals it once housed and would love it returned. Take Rick to the pub for his lunch 🥰

  • elchinator
    elchinator 2 ай бұрын +10

    Rick absolutely needs his own youtube channel! "Living the good life" or something like this.

  • T C
    T C 2 ай бұрын +8

    I hope you considered seeing if there’s something inside the camera that could be developed or viewed. Probably too far deteriorated though. But curiosity would have killed me.

  • jodi
    jodi 2 ай бұрын +3

    Rick is just a hard and valuable team member I think once a month he should get to chose work of the day. And best if he knew when it was so he had time to put some thought into his choice.

  • Stonedust and Stardust
    Stonedust and Stardust 2 ай бұрын +3

    Thank you for bringing us on this little adventure. Love being "there" when you make discoveries.

  • Kim Haughton
    Kim Haughton 2 ай бұрын +5

    Rick has the cutest dimples and wonderful smile! Hard worker too! He fits right in with the team!

  • byrn
    byrn Ай бұрын

    Definitely get someone with horticultural background in that back garden before you hack away at it. There might be some heritage trees and plants you could rehabilitate.

  • Robert Fletcher
    Robert Fletcher 2 ай бұрын +4

    Secret gardens are fascinating they spark the imagination. I am sure you are right Billy a person or persons had property in that bag and were probably being chased by the 'good guys. There is still a lot to discover.

  • pooh@22
    pooh@22 2 ай бұрын +16

    What a good boss you are, Billy.

  • Andrea Conant
    Andrea Conant 2 ай бұрын +2

    Love the historical videos! My favorites !

  • Nancy Cowan
    Nancy Cowan 2 ай бұрын +1

    It’s just crazy to see all those hidden gems all over that property - inside and out!! Thanks for taking us along. Very entertaining. ❤️

  • Louise Lewis
    Louise Lewis 2 ай бұрын +13

    I wish you would wear gloves when you’re digging through stuff. I worry about what might be lurking. Have a good rest of your week.

  • liz stevenson
    liz stevenson 2 ай бұрын +1

    Interesting finds, maybe more will emerge when you clear some of the ground debris later on. Its good to get outside on days when its not raining, painting can be monotonous doung it everyday. Thank you 💕🇦🇺

  • Dame Aleta
    Dame Aleta 2 ай бұрын +3

    LOL 😅 I was so grossed out while you guy were handling all that filthy stuff with your bare hands! I love the little bee with the red bulb butt! Hopefully you can find the missing pieces in your cleaning process of the garden. If not perhaps a glass maker can make a new you! Fun times!

  • leslie nikulka
    leslie nikulka 2 ай бұрын +1

    Wow! I would definitely get those bullets and the contents of the bag to the police; it could have been used in an old crime or even cold case. If it all turns out to be bogus then I'm sure you would be able to ask for any of it back that you might want, ie: the bee. Exciting stuff, Men!!! Thanks so much for sharing. ox

  • Taylor Sovis
    Taylor Sovis 2 ай бұрын +1

    Maybe you could place some of the more interesting finds around the convent on the shelf you just put up in the office. Great decorations and conversation starters!

  • Judy Mossip
    Judy Mossip 2 ай бұрын +2

    That insect might be made of pewter. I think some pewter pieces have hallmarks but I am not an expert. The pewter would be interesting and more likely for such a piece. Curious 😳. Thanks for the adventure with you and Rick and your tools!!

  • Ivy Savage
    Ivy Savage 2 ай бұрын +1

    I always enjoy your rummaging whether it be Brocantes, Chateau land or amongst the garden at the Convent, but it’s always good treasure hunting, You never know Billy that’s the point 👍

  • Betharoot
    Betharoot 2 ай бұрын +3

    Rick looked very happy to be in the garden. His smile is fabulous!!

  • Kim Rafferty
    Kim Rafferty 2 ай бұрын +2

    As soon as I saw the bee I thought it was an antique honey bee pot, looking at the state of the things the bag must have been there for a long time so the original owners probably wouldn't be able to be located now, so it's finders keepers and these style of jars are still being made so getting a replacement glass would be quite easy and it would magnificent in the convent or chatuex 😉 xxxx

  • Rottie
    Rottie 2 ай бұрын +3

    It could be a fly ashtray that you found there. There are many similar ones on eBay. I believe the wings were used for striking the matches.
    If you get in touch with a Murano or other glass maker, you might be able to send it to them and they could make a new glass bowl for it.

  • Anne P.
    Anne P. 2 ай бұрын +5

    This vlog or episode gives a documentary feel to it. Awesome video as always.

  • Gary Nichols
    Gary Nichols 2 ай бұрын +1

    Nick
    I very much enjoy watching each episode to see the issues that they will handle. The only bad thing is that I cannot keep up with the next video. Would it be possible to number each video so that it would be easier to follow them in order? Crack On!!

  • Dirt Diggin' Dave
    Dirt Diggin' Dave 2 ай бұрын +3

    Possible robbery and the robbers tossed what they didn't want over the wall?
    That is totally a story to tell everyone in the Pub !
    Thanks for sharing your day. 😀

  • Red Horse Reincarnated
    Red Horse Reincarnated 2 ай бұрын +3

    You didn't really talk about the wall. I know it's just a wall but it's so cool. That garden is fascinating. The convent is awesome of course but I would have trouble with doing anything other than clearing the garden. I would be out there everyday. So cool. Imagine what it used to look like and how nice it will be when it's all fixed up.
    Crack on!

  • Chris Caughey
    Chris Caughey 2 ай бұрын +1

    I love this show! You never know what you're going to find!

  • Chris Horne
    Chris Horne 2 ай бұрын +4

    The longish pistol ammo appears to be for a Russian Nagant revolver. The end is cupped in order to slide over the forcing cone as the cylinder is pushed forward to fire. The lead projectile sits down inside the case.

  • Praeliora T
    Praeliora T 2 ай бұрын +4

    Because of the bullets, I would hand it in to the police, you never know, it could be the link to a long unsolved crime.. that was definitely snake skin and seems to mostly be in good enough condition to clean up to make a wallet or purse out of, you could definitely clean up and repair the bug, especially as the glass is screw in, it could easily be replaced.

  • marie cleary
    marie cleary 2 ай бұрын +2

    beautiful stone wall !!, i have a walled courtyard and i just love it, great job lads, its looking interesting

  • Siobhra DeWar
    Siobhra DeWar 2 ай бұрын +2

    When I was a child many years ago my father bought a old house with an overgrown yard like that. He found a local farmer and rented a herd of goats to clear it out. It only took a couple of days and the goats had clean it out.

  • DuYELLOW
    DuYELLOW 2 ай бұрын +1

    That bug reminds me of a candle holder. Since it’s an old convent before electricity, they had to have a way to light up the garden at night. So I would figure you’ll find more around the grounds. Near the oaths

  • JudyRose
    JudyRose 2 ай бұрын +5

    The fly is actually a bee made possibly made by Godinger and is a honey pot or for sugar. I did see one with ruby glass that is Italian made. Great find!

  • Melinda Harry
    Melinda Harry 2 ай бұрын +7

    Love the new discoveries in the garden!

  • Belle Dobson
    Belle Dobson 2 ай бұрын +1

    How amazing, there is nothing more thrilling than a treasure hunt in your own back garden

  • Deborah Danhauer
    Deborah Danhauer 2 ай бұрын +2

    That is a true mystery. What a bag of random items! Especially the bullets, what are the laws like in France for owning a firearm? I love the snakeskin! I have an 81/2 foot one of those.🐝🤗❤️

  • Zack Dorey
    Zack Dorey 2 ай бұрын +7

    So poor Rick gets the hand tools and you get the electric strimmer 😂 I think I would have rather carried on painting!

  • Megan Hall
    Megan Hall 2 ай бұрын +6

    Wow interesting finds. It would be great to see if there is any footage in the camera. Thanks for sharing team xxx💕💕

  • Dorothy Storry
    Dorothy Storry 2 ай бұрын +1

    It’s great to have a day to just get out and explore…. I’m sure you will have a lot more surprises in store for you in the gardens…

  • MJ ECHEVERRIA
    MJ ECHEVERRIA 2 ай бұрын +12

    Stolen objects thrown over the wall. Careful opening foreign packages like that.

  • Nettiaz
    Nettiaz 2 ай бұрын +2

    My mother in law used to have an old ashtray that was shaped like a bug, and you could lift the wings to get to the traypart wich was in the belly. When you didnt want the ash to fly around in the wind you lowered the wings to cover the tray. But no part of it was in glass, it was all in a metallic material (think it was brass, but im not sure).

  • Lucia Rosling Shaw
    Lucia Rosling Shaw 2 ай бұрын

    That silver treasure is super neat! Be sure to let us know how it looks all shined up. The niche is probably a grotto. Most convents have them.

  • The Laugh Locker
    The Laugh Locker 2 ай бұрын +2

    You should try to bribe Rick into doing an overnight challenge and record it, since you said you were to scared. No judgement here, I wouldn't do it either. I just really want to see if anything spooky happens.

  • C. Mumblewont
    C. Mumblewont 2 ай бұрын +5

    The silver ornament is the remnants of a Mappin and Webb honey pot; and worth a fair amount in good condition.

  • Doris Kovalcik
    Doris Kovalcik 2 ай бұрын +1

    Always something interesting. The outside of the convent has so many things to find. You never know what’s hidden out there.

  • dancourt
    dancourt 2 ай бұрын +3

    I like to watch your garden explorations as it's amazing what you find........very interesting x

  • Sandra L
    Sandra L 2 ай бұрын +1

    I’m loving your videos more and more, I wonder if the camera is waterproof, if so, maybe some film inside? Just a thought.

  • Cara Rynerson
    Cara Rynerson 2 ай бұрын +1

    As fun as it is watching your paint dry every day, this was a nice diversion.

  • Sarah Storey
    Sarah Storey 2 ай бұрын +2

    Great to see more of Rick. Great vlog

  • Linda Bryant
    Linda Bryant 2 ай бұрын +2

    Is that camera old enough it could have actual film in it? If so, that could be very interesting indeed. 🧡

  • Marylou A
    Marylou A 2 ай бұрын +1

    How fascinating to see those treasures. Thanks for sharing.

  • annette sharrock
    annette sharrock 2 ай бұрын +4

    Nice to take Rick out for a day trip put Billy.... to the garden😂How exciting to uncover more of the garden. I reckon your finds are stolen items , Loved watching. Crack On

  • Sue Hall
    Sue Hall 2 ай бұрын

    Can't wait for more uncovering of the convent garden 🤗
    Intresting finds 🤗
    Love Sue ❤❤❤🇬🇧❤❤❤

  • Darlene Webber
    Darlene Webber 2 ай бұрын +3

    Congratulations on the 200+ viewers. I love your videos! Tell Michael to get on with videos or you will pass him up. I’m sure if he vlogged daily he would get a million viewers right away.

  • Leigh Nisbett
    Leigh Nisbett 2 ай бұрын +3

    Billie about the bullets ,if it's a paper cap ,it's blanks but they could still do some damage to a human being ,if it's metal topped/capped It's live ammo and should be handed into the police station for destroying ,all the ammo needs to be found and the police should come pick up the ammo for safe transportation for health and safety reasons .Love what you have done with the convent .

    • goose gatherer
      goose gatherer Ай бұрын

      My money is on the cartridges being 8 mm Bird Shot shells, very common in Britain for over a hundred years ( when it was actually legal to own and use a Rimfire Garden Gun in your garden if one purchased a 5 shilling Firearms licence from the local post office (still have mine from 1959). The smaller shells are also Rimfire Shot shells in a .22 calibre. Both the 8mm and the .22 shot shell cartridges are both available today , made by the Fiochhi Arms company in Italy. The rifles that fire those shells are also still sold today in Britain. The later .22 Rim fire version was the direct result of there being too many rifles .22 calibre rifled barrels available that became difficult to own and use in Britain because of the newly introduced restrictive firearms laws. BSA and Anschutz converted both the 9 mm rifled barrel guns to accept the 8 mm Bird shot Garden gun shot shell with their smoothbore method to remove the rifling and the .22 rifles were smooth bored to accommodate the .22 Shot shells which allowed the use of both guns to remain in the shot gun category .
      The ,22 blanks ,also still available today were (and still are) only 10 mm long and are crimped at the ends to created the pressure required to cause the BANG necessary to be heard because of the very small charge propellant inside. The .22 Bird shot shell is longer , around 26 mm , both cartridges are cardboard capped to retain the size 12 lead pellets inside them.

  • Diane Nortness
    Diane Nortness 2 ай бұрын +5

    Ryan great editing! You all are delightful!

  • Nina Elsbeth Gustavsen
    Nina Elsbeth Gustavsen Ай бұрын

    What happened to the chateau ?
    Have they sold it ??
    Or is Michael now "Lord of the manor" ???

  • Dianna Locke
    Dianna Locke 2 ай бұрын +3

    I bet all the town's people watch your channel to see what you have found and especially what you are doing!

  • 76CelticDragon
    76CelticDragon 2 ай бұрын +10

    The last shots of the brass cartridge could be an old style shotgun cartridge. The paper cap is still in use today on the .410 calibre. It would be a small load of about 5g of lead shot and were commonly called garden guns.

    • jack good
      jack good 2 ай бұрын

      @76CelticDragon you are correct

    • 76CelticDragon
      76CelticDragon 2 ай бұрын +1

      I’m sure it’s “garden gun” cartridges after a quick check. Typically they will be 9mm in diameter.