Towards the end of the final episode of the final series of Detectorists, Lance says to Andy: ‘Metal detecting is the closest you can get to time travel. When you found that whistle and blew it, … we heard that sound for the first time in centuries. … You see, archaeologists gather the facts, piece together the jigsaw, work out how we lived, and find the buildings we lived in. But what we do is different. We pick up the scattered memories. We fill in the personality. We are story tellers and miners of stories. Detectorists are time travellers.’
So I’m a historian. I reckon that makes me a time traveller too. (And an archaeologist).