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by strapenddave
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Detecting Organisations
Topic: NCMD Annual Membership
Replies: 1
Views: 300

NCMD Annual Membership

Does anyone know whether annual NCMD memberships will be due at the normal time this year and will the renewal process be different because of Covid?
by strapenddave
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: lockdown may not be as effective as last
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: lockdown may not be as effective as last

Ageezer, do you mean the Boots Dual Defence nasal spray which contains Carragelose?
by strapenddave
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: GPR
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: GPR

Back in the late 1980s they called such devices scanners and were supposed to help find buried treasure over long distances by enabling the user to identify a navigational fix point. The fix point would be where 2 lines drawn at right angles to one another crossed. Each line was established by the m...
by strapenddave
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: henry coles treasure hunt at studely castle
Replies: 26
Views: 3077

Re: henry coles treasure hunt at studely castle

I agree with the vast majority of comments above. I was particularly surprised at the lack of decent finds given the history of the location. This then gets you wondering how archaeologists arrive at the large numbers of historical finds thought to have been plundered by nighthawks. I don't condone ...
by strapenddave
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: Definition of treasure trove to be recast
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Definition of treasure trove to be recast

Some Roman artefacts in any metal to become reportable. Wonder whether common items such as bronze fibulas will be included. It would be such a waste of everyone's time if they were.
by strapenddave
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: 1300 gold staters find
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: 1300 gold staters find

A fair old bit of scrap value at todays gold prices. :Biggestgrin:
by strapenddave
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: NCMD Update for end of Lockdown 2nd December
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: NCMD Update for end of Lockdown 2nd December

Woohoo! So I can detect on my own on permissions within my Tier 3 area on Thursday.
by strapenddave
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: £120MILLION in old pound coins are still missing
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: £120MILLION in old pound coins are still missing

I'm pretty sure that a large number of them are in the fields used for the Glastonbury Festival.
by strapenddave
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: BEGINNERS' SECTION
Topic: Abbreviations
Replies: 7
Views: 2909

Re: Abbreviations

Welcome to the hobby. The list of terms shown via this link will help https://regton.com/metal-detecting-glossary
by strapenddave
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: fake bomb detector man gets out of jail early
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: fake bomb detector man gets out of jail early

How come he is living in a smart expensive property if all he owns is a lawnmower? Probably stashed some money away in a secret account or signed over property ownership to his wife. Good rate of pay to stay in prison, less than 900 extra days for over £7M. That's over £7k per day. Personally, I thi...
by strapenddave
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: Absurd levels of Compensation
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Absurd levels of Compensation

A couple who were found to have been wrongly arrested and detained for 36 hours for claims that they operated a drone over Gatwick Airport have been awarded £200k compensation. This appears to be an absurdly large sum for what they went through. Almost £6k per hour in detention. What can I do to get...
by strapenddave
Sat May 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Detecting
Topic: Lockdown rules easing
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Lockdown rules easing

With the easing of lockdown restrictions on outdoor group activities on Monday 1 June, groups of detectorists should be able to detect as long as they maintain social distancing. This should enable club digs to resume.
by strapenddave
Sun May 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: illegal metal detecting @ Castle Hill, Shaftesbury
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: illegal metal detecting @ Castle Hill, Shaftesbury

It looks more like a golfers divot hole.
by strapenddave
Fri May 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: LATEST NEWS
Topic: cubes with inscriptions pulled from Coventry river
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: cubes with inscriptions pulled from Coventry river

Clearly not made of just lead if they were recovered using a magnet.

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