Lost then Found

In 1979, detectorist Tom Clark (now 81) found a ring in a Buckinghamshire field which he subsequently took to a local museum for identification and recording. He was told the ring was “worthless”. Continue reading


Hey! You! Pay attention at the back of the class!


There be  gold in them thar wet sands!

What I’ve been saying for years about one aspect of beachcombing with a metal detector has morphed into something of a ‘soapbox’ of mine. Many devotees of our great leisure pursuit, including a few who ought to know better, still cling to that load of old cojones that salt, when wet, affects the performance of a metal detector. IT DOES NOT. IT NEVER HAS. IT NEVER WILL! Comprende? Great, because it’s not up for negotiation Continue reading