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Old 04-20-2008, 01:56 PM
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Default Metal Detecting Clubs in Wales and the UK

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UK based Clubs and Organizations

South Lancashire and Cheshire Metal Detecting Club -
Cheshire, UK. Contains club and rally information, plus finds pictures.

Weekend Wanderers Metal Detecting -
Based in the UK home counties. This site shows interesting relics and coins dating back to the Celts.

Cotswold Heritage and Detecting Society -
Club based in Cheltenham, UK. Includes a calendar of events and club news.

Making Derbyshire Safer Metal Detecting Association

Solent Metal Detecting Club -
Located in Hampshire UK, with club information and pictures.

National Council for Metal Detecting. -
The national body for metal detecting within the UK.

The Federation of Independent Detectorists -
Large UK based detecting organization. With forum, news, and liability insurance for members.

Folkestone Metal Detecting Club. -
Kent, UK. With information and finds pictures.

Northern Independents -
Yorkshire, UK. With news and information, detector reviews and a finds gallery.

Ashfield Metal Detecting Club -
Nottinghamshire, UK. With information on the group, meetings and finds.

Warsop Metal Detector Society -
Based in the Sherwood Forest region of Nottinghamshire, UK. Has information, with pictures, finds and membership details.

Camberley and Bagshot Metal Detecting Club -
Club based in Surrey, England. Includes information and finds photographs.

South Coast Searchers -
A new club on the South Coast of England. Based in the Portsmouth and Southampton areas.

Pembrokeshire Prospectors Metal Detecting Club -
A group located in Wales, UK. With club information and finds pictures.

Mid Kent Metal Detecting Club -
Based in Maidstone, Kent, UK. Site has news items and other information.

West Kirby Metal Detecting Club -
Located in the UK. Includes information about meetings, memberships and outings.

North Staffs Historical and Search Society -
A Staffordshire, UK based club. Aims to promote the hobby. Includes information and finds pictures.

Blackpool and Fylde Metal Detecting Club -
Based in the UK. With news and find photographs. Formerly the West Lancs Club.

South Yorkshire Detectors -
Yorkshire area of the UK Metal Detecting information and forums.

Rhondda Artefacts & Research Enthusiasts -
A detecting club based in the Rhondda, UK. With news and find photographs.

Ashfield Metal Detecting Club
Thames and Field Metal Detecting Society
Folkestone Metal Detecting Club
North Staffs Historical and Search Society
Pembrokeshire Prospectors Club
South Lancashire and Cheshire Club
Solent Metal Detecting Club
Swansea Metal Detecting Club
The Weekend Wanderers Club
Two Dales Metal Detecting Club
Wakefield District Relic Hunters
Warsop Metal Detector Society
West Lancs Metal Detecting Club
UK Detector Net

Wales, UK

Gwynedd Recovery & Search Society -
A small group based in Wales, UK. With information and finds photographs.

Historical Search Society -
Information about activities and finds made by members of this group based in Mold, North Wales.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:34 PM
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Many more clubs don't have websites.
The two most popular detecting forums in the UK are

UK Detector net

This is a link to the Portable Antiquities Scheme
And why it was setup
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:42 PM
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Default Scottish Metal detecting Forum

The Biggest Metal detecting forum who hold weekly digs in Scotland is-

Please feel free to pop in and have a look at some the amazing finds
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:48 AM
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Good luck with your club. I also hope it embraces the PAS, and that everyone is encouraged to report finds.

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Gateshead Detecting Society (no web site - details via NCMD website)

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Default Wessex Searchers

May i introduce a new UK club? The Wessex Searchers. We kicked off last January. Have had 15 club digs so far. The club is organised by, and for the members.( Following a mass resignation from a previous club)
The link shows some of our finds this year
Should any of you visit the West Country - Somerset, Devon , Dorset, please get in touch. Cant promise superb finds , but can guarantee a great day out with some great people- well, most of us, anyway!

PS The thimble on 3rd Sept was mine - 14c-15c. Well pleased

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It sounds like you've done well Keith. I belonged to a club for many years,
in the South East of England. Over a period of about 6 years, it went down
hill very quickly. Too many rogues, and those more worried about selling
their finds to the highest bidder, than being interested in the history of their

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