Well here is another…although info relatively easy to find on these.
The absolute crying shame is the degree of rot these buttons have suffered in our highly mineralised soil, along with the animal urine, lime, fertilisers etc. I myself think it is a crime to leave such history to rot away into oblivion. We should honour history…not destroy it or let it be destroyed. Anyway, I have done my best in amateur conservation efforts to halt this insidious degradation from going further.
"Lest we forget" is a phrase commonly used in war remembrance services and commemorative occasions in English speaking countries, in particular Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day. Before the term was used in reference to soldiers and war, it was first used in an 1897 Christian poem written by Rudyard Kipling called “Recessional”. The phrase occurs eight times; and is repeated at the end of the first four stanzas in order to add particular emphasis regarding the dangers of failing to remember.
'God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!'
Lammerlaw…I think you should stand for a seat in the political circus…I can just see you changing laws and pulling them into line…well def on the history/relics subject. Instead of the Govt giving our money overseas, detectorists could benefit…as would NZ history.