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Looking for a buddy in Norfolk Suffolk

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:40 am
by Shewolf
Hello. Anyone out there in need of a burden on you sweeping adventures? ;)

Re: Looking for a buddy in Norfolk Suffolk

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:53 am
by landfisherman
Hi Shewolf, It's nice to see I'm not the only "newbie" in Norfolk (Thetford) being on the border I've been to Kings Lynn MDC and might time allowing go to Ipswich, have you been to either of these ?
I'm a bit shy and found the thought of walking into a room full of "old hands" very daunting but they were great, I found I was one of six first timers two of which were women.
After a very short time I was made to feel very welcome.
If like me you are finding a kindly landowner difficult, maybe we should meet up on a beach, at least most of them don't need specific permission although some do ( a whole different subject)
I used to do sea angling hence my profile name, and at the moment have to say this hobby is more rewarding (even if I have the world's biggest collection of crown bottle tops and rusty nails )
I don't think I'll ever hit a vast fortune but I like the research side of it.
I won't ask the obvious of where are you I'll leave it up to you,but if you ever happen to see an old guy on a beach on the Norfolk/Suffolk coast looking very frustrated and weighed down by pockets full of scrap metal and bottle tops give my a shout.
Regards Jim ::g

Re: Looking for a buddy in Norfolk Suffolk

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:12 am
by PinkFloyd
You live in a fantastic area for metal detecting, all eras in abundance.
Good luck in finding a detecting partner and gaining permissions,

Not sure if m.d.f has a club digs, organised digs section... but if not perhaps search faceache for organised digs close to you .

Very best of luck .
Wish I was closer

Re: Looking for a buddy in Norfolk Suffolk

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:21 am
by landfisherman
Hello, thanks for the reply/ comment yes it is a great area for detecting but there are a lot of us, the club I'm joining don't do club events and ironically the nearest club to me has more members than it can handle and now only takes on members invited by members ( they do have events )
The downside to this area is the land is owned by big country estates and their main income this time of year is game shooting, so they don't like people on the fields in the way, which is a pity given some estates must by 10's of thousands of acres, but it is theirs and to be fair they can say who goes where.
We have just had great storms that have moved the sand around on the beaches,but the frustrating thing now is I can't even go there for a week or more as we are away on holiday.
I wonder how much it is to take my detector to Crete ? I have looked at the rules there and they make this country look free ! If I were to go there it can take up to seven months to get a state permit ( with dozens of rules ) and then even to go on a beach I'd have to get permission from the local mayor.
So I'll lay on the beach and have a crafty sift through the sand with my fingers :-L