Monthly Archives: July 2015


Money Road : Rubbish but great !

Today Tiff finished work early and so she asked if we could go out on a walk fresh from her shift. So because we didn’t have a massive amount of time before it went dark, we headed out to Money Road to chance our arm.

Immediately upon getting to the ground we noticed there were bags and bags of household rubbish dumped there. A great shame to see and it almost put us off. A lot of waste was strewn across money road. Disappointing.

Anyhow, we started looking and immediately I found a penny. It looked old and perhaps I’d missed it before, but I continued on and found another one, but this time it looked rather new. Money Road had been replenished !

Tiff went on with Nibs to find her coins, instead I kept finding one after another until I came to this motherload !


I didn’t pick anything up, just called Tiff over and I took the photo. Then I said whatever you can pick up is yours. The race began and we filled our pockets.
We stayed a little longer and found many more coins, Tiff finding the first 10p coin ever found there, which is also the largest denomination of coin found there.

Then I found this cheeky little 2p buried in the mud. Needless to say I dug him out and he came home with me :)


Overall we pulled £1.31 from Money Road. Tiff getting 19 coins totalling 53p and myself, 35 coins totalling 78p.

A massive haul and our best ever from Money Road.


Private Property

Today we took another planned journey. So we headed off in the car again and parked up in Sainsbury’s Car park in Barnwood.

We crossed the car park and walked across the empty petrol station. There Tiff found a nice shiny 20p. A great start to our evening’s moneying.

Soon after we headed towards Hucclecote Road and passed a large empty car park. We started looking on the car park floor, covering it, like we do in a grid pattern. Anyhow, after we’d covered a third of the ground (with nothing found) we were told we were on private property. We left. Fair enough innit !

Soon we were back at another favourite Tiff haunt, her usual hoarde spot. Anyhow, here she found a penny and I found 3 pennies and a 2p. Nice to see that this place that normally delivers, continued to do so.

After this small victory we headed back up towards where we parked – and I found a further penny. Right near the car, in the bumpy crossings on the road, I found another penny and a 5p. It ended as well as it had began.

A nice evening amount added to the 21p I also found earlier in the day. Weirdly enough in the same place as I found the 50p last week !


Manky money

Before Tiff finished work, Nibs and I took our customary walk out and about and we headed towards the industrial estate.

It was a fairly decent sized walk, about an hour and a half. We covered a fair distance and there was nothing to be found at all, not even any eye energy, which is unusual for an industrial estate as they’re normally strewn with washers and blanks. Anyhow, we’d just about given up then we thought, just aim towards that roundabout, do all the crossings there then come back. Luckily for us, on each crossing was some gold.

Unfortunately it was all manky gold. 3 horribly deformed pennies and a scratched up 10p.

This contrasted the nice shiny 20p I found by Summerhouse too !

It took some time, but we got there in the end, a 33p haul to add to our July total :)


Park and walk

On a decent July evening, we ventured out on a planned money journey. We drove to Sainsburys in Barnwood, parked up and headed out.

Sainsburys itself had no money at all littering the ground and we started disappointed. However, we pushed on and headed up towards the Walls factory.

We carried on and walked towards the waste ground by Walls Roundabout, going past Storage King and the other smaller trade shops there.
I found 2 2p’s and a penny in fairly short order and we knew the game was on !

Then onto the Storage King car park where I had such joy before. I found a 1p, a 2p and a 5p and Tiff found four 2p’s and a penny.
We moved onto the waste ground and then that’s where the money tune began. looking at the ground we came across a rich vein where Tiff shouted money, then I did, then she did. The funny thing was, I’d see one by her feet, then she’d see one by mine. Very funny. Tiff added 3 pennies and I added 4.

Leaving the site, we had to double back on ourselves in order to go on. By the time we got back to the same spot (this time on the other side of the fence), I saw what I believed was a 5p piece. I ran all the way back again, and picked it up. Then ran all the way back again. The things we do for a 5p !

We then aimed towards Barnwood Road, but checked a road crossing first by the Ibis hotel. We scooped a 2p each here. Moving on, I found a 5p on the pavement on Walls roundabout. Our last coins were found on Barnwood Road just outside the Morrisons. Tiff found a penny and I picked up a 2p.

In total, Tiff found 10 coins totalling 15p and I found 14 coins totalling 31p.

Earlier in the day too, I found a 50p on a roundabout whilst cycling back from football training.


Money Road Strikes again

It’s a nice July evening and so Nibs and I decide to take a walk down to Money Road whilst Tiff is finishing up at work.

We do our best to look out on the walk there, but nothing. Then as soon as we hit Money Road, there they are, 3 dirty pennies. So I scoop them up and continue to look. I find another penny.

We travel back and on the way, we look at the roundabout grit and there’s a nicely dinged-up 2p. So that hits the collection.
6p, not bad for a cheeky walk.