John Cookson, Author at The Ring Finders

Betws-y-coed lost ring a needle in a haystack

  • from Cheshire (England, United Kingdom)


Having had a request from Mr & Mrs Alun and Nerys Davies of Dylasau Islaf Stud Farm Betws-y-coed Wales to find Nerys lost diamond platinum ring lost in April this year in lambing season.  The loss of the ring happened during a stressful moment in the large lambing shed where a Ewe was giving birth and had extream difficulties Alun tried to ease the baby lamb into the world but found a slender hand was needed and Nerys was the one to help the Ewe give birth so she removed her ring and gave it to a friend who put it in her pocket for safe keeping, after the successful birth of the lamb and the emergency situation was over Nerys asked for her ring and as her friend pulled a glove from her pocket and the ring fell out onto the floor of the lambing shed which is a bed of straw the ring was lost.

After many attempts to find the ring which is a matching ring to Aluns including numerous friends scanning the lambing shed floor they could not find the ring and ever since every time they go into the shed they have the aggravation of knowing its still there somewhere but they can not find it.

Alun came across an extensive article on the BBC website about  “The man saving marriages” Richard Higham a fellow ringfinder from Bournemouth also  Chris Turner the founder of Theringfinders and contacted myself as the nearest ringfinder to search for the ring.

My wife and I  arrived the next morning after a long drive greeted by the Davies family and set searching the shed for many hours unfortunately without success, it was a failure in one way but on the other hand a success as it gave them a little finality and coming to terms with the possibility that the ring might not ever be found  we thought of many possibilities like it could of attached itself to a sheep fleece that lay in the shed and could still be attached however they feel more relaxed now that we all gave it our best shot and can move on.

Nerys then treated us to a hearty lunch in thier 17th century oak beamed kitchen with her family it was a memory never to be forgotten although we had failed to find the ring there was an air of happiness and Oh Well lets move on.





Lost car keys Nantwich Cheshire satisfied customer

  • from Cheshire (England, United Kingdom)

Phone call Friday evening 2100 Debbie Yearsley lost her car keys in a field and  needs to find them ASAP she lives at Reaseheath Agricultural college Nantwich and lost her keys in sillage grass in a farmers field down the Wettenhall road near Bar Bridge I have agreed to go and attempt to find the car keys at 08.30 Saturday morning


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Meeting up with Debbie at Reaseheath College entrance Saturday morning 08:30 she was with her son Sam we went to the place she had lost her keys when walking her two dogs at Bar bridge Wettenhall road a very big sillage field with grass about 1 foot deep however she had an idea where she lost them.  I had a spare detector and gave it to Sam to use. I set my Deus detector to Gold field program which is fab for finding surface items and did 3 scans up and down the area in question and “hey presto” I found the keys and got a big hug of thanks. They then invited me back home for a quick cup of tea and meet the two dogs and in gratitude presented me with a nice bottle of red wine.