Nibs had to have a hair cut today and so we took him to Scooby’s. Whilst he was there, we planned a cheeky visit to Money Road.
On the way to drop off Nibs, I stopped for Petrol in Tesco Brockworth and on the way out, I stopped at the air pump when I saw a coin out of the window. There I grabbed a penny and a 10 Euro cents coin.
After Nibs, we drove towards Money Road and parked up in the garden centre. From there we walked towards money road and I scooped a further coin with a penny being found on the pavement.
Money Road was gated off very tightly with new concrete bollards and wider gates. We couldn’t get in how we normally did until Tiff did her SAS roll underneath the fence. I followed and even though I got stuck on the gate temporarily, I got through.
Tiff found a penny almost immediately and so the Moneying on our favourite ground began. I followed with a penny find of my own and then I went on a kind of spree picking up 2 5p’s, 2 more pennies and 2 more foreign coins (1 Euro cent and a 2 Euro cents).
Tiff was feeling a little left behind until she scooped a 2p and then her primal self took over. She thought that she should check the areas where the “travellers” had temporarily habited, found their old fires and started rifling through it with a big stick. Randomly she started finding coin after coin. All I could hear from the places I was checking was “Another one”!…..
This carried on for a while until we were rumbled by a security guard on the ground who wanted us off the property. Kind of odd really for a piece of waste ground. Anyway, we left with him but I did find a penny on the way back. He couldn’t stop that !
Tiff was a bit annoyed as she wanted to check all the other fire areas on the grounds, but she did find……
3 x 5p’s, 1 x 10p, 3 x 2p’s and 2 x 1p. Also some foreign coins, 2 x 1 Euro Cents, 1 x 2 Euro Cents and 1 x 10 Euro Cents. Big hoard win.
Finally, a break in the rain as a sunny day hits. It’s cold, but dry and that enables Road Gold activity.
So off to Money Road we go. We park the car and walk with reverence towards that glorious, huge, majestic road. And luckily, on the way there, I found 6p. A penny and a nice 5. The latter of which was called just before Tiff saw it. But the rules are, call it first, it’s yours.
We hit Money Road and the game began. Tiff started well, nabbing 4 coins almost immediately. Then we went our separate ways, with “money” shouts heard left and right.
The results were once again astounding as Money Road continued adding to our game’s total.
Tiff found 13 English coins totalling 36p and 4 foreign coins. I found 14 English coins totalling 49p and 1 foreign coin.
Oh, and why the Evil Baby title ?
Well, this was found just outside Money Road. Ominous ?
Another decent evening tonight, weather wise and so I took Nibs out for a nice long walk. We naturally found ourselves gravitating towards Money Road. Nibs is spending more time off lead now and that’s quality.
Anyhow, we reach Money Road and Nibs went free. The Road was as clear as it was last time we visited so I decided to check the periphery.
At the point where the road met the mud (where they haven’t continued building) I saw a couple of pennies that had clearly been there a while. Bonus ! Money Road still supplying. It’s electrifying !
I moved a bit further along the road and walking along the pavement, I saw something on the mud alongside. This is what I found….
Well I found 7 pennies and three 2 penny pieces on that mud patch. Hoard alert !
Later on, Nibs found a shoe and went all grabby and bitey on it.
I then found a further 5p and 2p whilst he was doing his shoe thing.
In total, 10 pennies, 4 2p’s and a 5p. It keeps on giving.
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.
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.
A couple of days ago I’d seen from a car window a new “money road” on our way home from a football game in Longford. A smaller incomplete roadway with no traffic allowed down it, so I suggested to Tiff that we could do that and hopefully find more money. So we walk along Longford Lane scouring the roads and car parks along the way.
I find 5p and Tiff finds the first ever bus stop money as she collects 2p from a bus stop. We’ve waited almost an entire year to find money at a bus stop !
We hit Money Road 2 and look hard but there’s nothing there – a BIG disappointment.
Later that night however, I restore faith in ground as I find 2 x 20p outside the Gloucester Quays cinema after watching Avengers 2.
Today’s a bank holiday in the UK and it started off well with a 5p find on my way to our arranged Strollers breakfast.
From there, Tiff and I took Nibs up to Haresfield Beacon for a nice run around. The weather was quality. We both caught the sun.
From there we took a small trip to money road where Tiff found 12p and a 1 euro cent coin. I found 8p, plus 21p just outside. On the way to Money Road from where we parked, I also found a 50p piece. Tiff found 1p on the way there. Money Road continues to provide !
On a nice day in November we took a daylight walk to money road (seeing as the other times we’d been it had been dark) – We found another 17p there !! (Tiff found 11 pennies and I found 6p made up of 2 two pence pieces and 2 pennies)
Later on a walk up Bristol Road in Quedgeley, we find 90p in total !
(Tiff 51p with 18 coins and I find 39p with 10 coins)
With Tiff’s Mum over from the States we decided to take a late night walk to Money Road to see if there was any more coins we missed. On the way, Tiff finds 5p and I found 1p.
At Money Road, Tiff found 29p (10 coins) and Paul found 16p (7 coins)
Just after, and just outside of Money Road, Tiff finds the first 50p coin !
Earlier in the day, Tiff had already found 3p. A big 99p day (23 coins)
This day would go down in Road Gold history as the day when Money Road was discovered and named.
In the evening we venture out towards a garden centre in the dark, thinking that if the car park is open and if the lights are on, we’d have a good chance of striking Road Gold. On the way there, I find a pound coin at a motorway crossing – the seventh to be found and then a 2 pence piece. Our journey is already worth it, but before we go to the garden centre, we decide to walk a little bit further as we see a bus stop and some road crossings, good potential money spots. That’s when it calls to us.
We spot a closed road and behind the fencing a 5p glistens. Working out how to get to it, we find a way in and on that road, I find 17 coins totalling 33p, Tiff finds 5 coins totalling £0.11. On our way back, she finds another 1p. This road is just a small piece of access road that seemed to have been constructed before the housing but the houses were never started. So the road was simply fenced off. Coins were everywhere and we couldn’t believe our luck there – we coined it “Money Road” and it became our second hoard destination.
Earlier in the day, Tiff also found 2p – what a day for Moneying !
This is what we found…