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Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by andy1973 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 am

Just a quick intro from my wife and I,

Complete newbies to detecting, lol well my wife used to go out with her Dad when she was younger, and I'm abit of a armchair archaeologist but never been detecting before.

After reading a lot on here and a post about permissions, I guess we have been extremely lucky so far, we have secured a permission of approx. 200 acres over twelve fields near a 12th century farm. The only problem is that the farmer used a lot of green waste, but the great advice on here has been to persevere with it.

We also have been very fortunate to have found a club that had availability, admittedly a little way from where we live, but they are friendly and very helpful so I have no worries travelling lol.

We have a AT PRO INTERNATIONAL and a MAKRO MULTI KRUZER which we are trying to get to grips with.

After our first club dig we are both completely hooked (we've unfortunately not been able to get out to our permission yet)

Hopefully soon we will have some items worth posting on here.


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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 am

Welcome to the forum. I have a feeling you are going to love this hobby. If you like archaeology it’s always a very good sign :D

I hope to see your finds as you become the historical lost property department of your local fields. The question is though, who will find more - you or your wife? :D
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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by andy1973 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:29 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 am
Welcome to the forum. I have a feeling you are going to love this hobby. If you like archaeology it’s always a very good sign :D

I hope to see your finds as you become the historical lost property department of your local fields. The question is though, who will find more - you or your wife? :D
LOL I had a bet that she'd find the first real artefact...... and she did, a horse brass with the leather still attached, But I had the first coins.
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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by JBM » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am

Welcome aboard.

I have detected Somerset for many years and its a very productive county.

WHRADA is the Oldest county Association coming up to 40 years.

WHRADA also have a web site for those interested.

I hope that you both have plenty of historical finds while in our fascinating and addictive hobby.

Jerry. ::g

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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:59 am

Hello Mr and Mrs andy1973, Welcome aboard. ::g A great introduction and an excellent start to the hobby, well done on both counts. With the scene so perfectly set, simply relax now and enjoy your time with us on the MDF ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by Timmy 64 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:01 am

A warm welcome from Cornwall hope you two find good stuff together 👍

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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by Ladybird66 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:33 am

Hello and welcome to you both. Always nice to see a couple taking up the hobby. Can’t beat a little competition in finding and have someone to compare finds with.
Best of luck. Look forward to hearing how you get on.

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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by FUBAR » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:59 am

Hi and welcome to the hobby and the wonderful world of history. Greetings from East Riding. Good luck and happy hunting.

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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by pakeha » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:48 pm

JBM wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am
Welcome aboard.

I have detected Somerset for many years and its a very productive county.

WHRADA is the Oldest county Association coming up to 40 years.

WHRADA also have a web site for those interested.

I hope that you both have plenty of historical finds while in our fascinating and addictive hobby.

Jerry. ::g
Fantastic that your club has continued for so long.Our YeovilMD club celebrated our 40th anniversary earlier this year also.

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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by Bradrick » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 pm

A welcome from Cambridgeshire. You have obviously made a great start: permission, decent detectors, club membership, an instant 'buddy', and chosen the best forum... add enthusiasm and enjoyment and it bodes well.

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Re: Hi from both of us in Somerset

Post by JBM » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:31 pm

pakeha wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:48 pm
JBM wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am
Welcome aboard.

I have detected Somerset for many years and its a very productive county.

WHRADA is the Oldest county Association coming up to 40 years.

WHRADA also have a web site for those interested.

I hope that you both have plenty of historical finds while in our fascinating and addictive hobby.

Jerry. ::g
Fantastic that your club has continued for so long.Our YeovilMD club celebrated our 40th anniversary earlier this year also.

I did not realize that Yeovil club had been going that long.

Another Old club is SHRADS in South Gloucestershire.

If only those long past enthusiasts could join this thread we could all surprise each other exchanging knowledge.

Happy Hunting,

Jerry.

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