I just dig as a club member and manage to attend these on a fairly regular basis which helps keep the interest up and further feeds the determination to eventually succeed in gaining a permission .oldartefact wrote: ↑Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:42 pmGood luck at finding a permission and thank-you for your thought provoking comments ... by club ... do you include commercial set-ups as well? I do both btw.kenleyboy wrote: ↑Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:05 pmIt is now 15 months and I still haven't managed to secure any permissions so I rely on club digs , if it was not for these I would have knocked it on the head ages ago . The digs are well organised , you pay your fee and keep the finds unless of course you get super lucky and chance upon a hoard or if you ever manage to find an item of historical significance . If so it is requested you hand it in to the organisers and it then goes through the usual channels etc .
My almost permission granted was a yes if I was willing to pay for the day and hand everything to the landowner , so I walked away from that one .I am more than happy to show all the finds , if the landowner wishes to keep them I feel that is their right as much as it may be painful giving all the finds over but not willing to pay for the privilege !
I went on a door knocking exercise a few weeks ago and saw two fellas detecting the fields where I was hoping to gain permission , once I saw them I just turned the car around and went back home . Pretty pointless when someone else has already got permission and I am not into trying to poach someone else hard work , I wouldn't be too happy if the boot was on the other foot .
So for now its club digs for me and I am happy about that for now until my luck changes .
Not attended any commercial set ups . The only rally I have been on was the forum three day event up here in sunny Norfolk organised by Liam . Enjoyed that .