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Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by skooby1010 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:12 pm

Mark from Brown Edge picking up Dad's detector dusting off and starting detecting again after 25 year break not having a great deal of luck getting permission yet but I'll keep trying. Prestatyn next week have a go on the beach.

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by Browny666 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:18 pm

Hello from a fellow stokie welcome to forum.....
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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by Caddy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:56 am

Hi Mark, welcome to the forum, just down the road from you in Baddeley Green. Gareth.

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by skooby1010 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:36 pm

Thanks for the messages more people detecting local than I realised

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by stevieB » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:37 pm

Ayup Mark I'm from High Lane Boslem. Take a look at Kingdom of Mercia Metal Detecting Club it has quite a few members from Stoke area and they hold digs not too far away.

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by Koala » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:39 pm

skooby1010 wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:12 pm
Mark from Brown Edge picking up Dad's detector dusting off and starting detecting again after 25 year break not having a great deal of luck getting permission yet but I'll keep trying. Prestatyn next week have a go on the beach.

Done a few beaches round there.

I would never try and put you off but there is a minority of bad people.

If you are on your own. Don't walk for long periods in a straight line so someone could sneak up behind you and keep an eye towards the shore. Camera gear was stolen from someone at Talacre.

Once I have two blokes walking up behind me and as I turned round they did a 180 and walked away. Normally you just get dog walkers interested in what you find.

Done the beaches at night also. Car parks are used for sex and drugs but the police do patrol fairly regularly

Had success at kinmel bay and Conwy.
Silver pre decimal at Talacre.
Fresh droppage at Old Colwyn there is someone that does this beach but is the busiest.

Rhyl and Prestatyn I never done. Doubt my detector will work at Rhyl. Some beaches have had some black rocks dumped to stop erosion. Unfortunately they are breaking up and each bit gives a cracking signal.

Did cycle past a few weeks ago and the sand was up to the second step I not local but would guess a metre or more of sand.


Rhos on Sea quite good. Last time I did it was a few years ago looked like it had not been done for a while with the amount out of modern coins.

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by skooby1010 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Thanks for all the messages plenty of great tips and ideas very impressed with this site and how helpful people are on here I'll let you know how the beach visit goes

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by Koala » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:59 am

skooby1010 wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Thanks for all the messages plenty of great tips and ideas very impressed with this site and how helpful people are on here I'll let you know how the beach visit goes

I can pop up if its later in the week

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by skooby1010 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:00 am

There all week with the wife just hope weather stays fine

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by Koala » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:47 pm

Can do Wednesday or Thursday if you fancy Conway. Low tide is 16.30/17.00 so falls well for an afternoon hunt.

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by skooby1010 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks for the offer but got family tagging along on this visit but may take you up on you offer later in the year when I come again

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by Koala » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:08 pm

Cheers. Just let me know.

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by skooby1010 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:31 pm

Not great weather this week but managed two visits to the beach. Ended up in the dunes on a path to get out of the wind. Nothing great unfortunately £5.30 on change couple of 303 bullets on my own boy weight in ring pulls and bottle tops on the plus side learning a great deal about how to read the signals with the whites as the last detector I used was a tesoro gold sabre many moons ago

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by Saffron » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:50 pm

skooby1010 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:31 pm
Not great weather this week but managed two visits to the beach. Ended up in the dunes on a path to get out of the wind. Nothing great unfortunately £5.30 on change couple of 303 bullets on my own boy weight in ring pulls and bottle tops on the plus side learning a great deal about how to read the signals with the whites as the last detector I used was a tesoro gold sabre many moons ago
Just a quick heads up as I do not know if you have got any extra permission, but if you are just using a Crown Estate Permit it only covers between the mean high water and mean low water marks so it would not cover the dunes, and in most cases if you are searching on a council controlled beach the same applies.

Additionally dunes are often protected due to either the flora and flauna or due to the protection they give against coastal erosion.

Evan

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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:58 pm

Hello Mark and welcome aboard the forum ::g It seems you're getting to grips with the Whites and have some 'battery funds' to show for your efforts! ::g Looking at the replies, there are plenty of like minded detectorists in your area too.

If you still have access to the 'Gold Sabre', give it an outing sometime as despite their 40 odd years, they can still cut the mustard in competition alongside some later machines! Good Luck. ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Mark from Stoke on Trent

Post by skooby1010 » Tue May 02, 2017 2:46 pm

yes still got access to a gold sabre and a Toltec 100 may get a run out in the future.
Didn't realise that Saffron I'll have to bill the local council for removal of all the ring pulls and bottle top tops I removed lol

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