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Hello from Surrey

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:40 am
by Barzi
Hello everyone,

I'm another metal detecting newbie and I live near Guildford, Surrey. I've been interested in history and metal detecting for a long time now but never really had the time along with other hobbies & working so I've been lurking on the forum for a while and longing to take up the hobby.

I've recently been early retired from work so now I finally have time to take up metal detecting myself. I bought a Garrett 400i and am looking forward to learning how to use it as well as the opportunity to spend more time outdoors.

I have asked around and got three permissions fairly local from me sorted out, so now to get out and practice! I've looked at joining clubs too and that will be the next step.

Have fun :)

Re: Hello from Surrey

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:23 am
by BigDan
Hi Barzi

Welcome to the world of metal detecting. It is a great hobby just getting out and about and finding something that’s been lost for years.

I’m over in Hampshire/surrey boarder where permissions are hard to come by so congratulations in getting a few already you’ve already overcome the biggest hurdle.

Good luck on the hunt, will be looking out for your posts ::g


Re: Hello from Surrey

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:37 pm
by tigtog
good luck grew up not too far from guildford

Re: Hello from Surrey

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:11 am
Welcome - whereabouts near Guildford?

You've done well to get permissions as Surrey is a difficult area. You would think the area has loads of history but there's a real gap in the record around the Romano-British era. There are bits around but most of it misses Guildford. Plenty of small WWII bits and bobs pop up as there were loads of troops in the area.
Two big land owners in the area between Guildford and Dorking are the Duke of Northumberland (Albury Estate) and the Wotton Estate. There's good history on Wotton but both estates don't allow detecting ;;z And Guildford Council says no too ;;z
If I can help with any research as I know the area well just shout and we look forward to seeing your finds on the forum.

Re: Hello from Surrey

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:15 pm
by Barzi
WVAM. I'm Burpham/Merrow way. The permissions obtained so far are down near Ash and over towards the east of the county so around 30-45 mins away. I'm really pleased to have got them though and don't mind the drive at all. I don't hold out much hope of getting much any closer as you have already pointed out! There is a lot of WW2 history near here but permission seems almost impossible and GBC are anti metal detecting.

Re: Hello from Surrey

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:22 pm
by Barzi
Thanks BigDan,

Yeah permissions seem to be hard to get around here. I did manage to get one in Ash so not a million miles from you. Looking forward to getting out and having a look around now!

Re: Hello from Surrey

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:01 am
Hi and welcome to the forum.Greetings from East Riding.