Sunday, 14 June 2015

More forthcoming Rally's and Day's Out

These are the rallies that are confirmed ....Details sent in by Clive Coleman

Skunky Paul day rally
it is my pleasure to announce a 1 day open rally on sunday 2nd August in aid of our local scout group 
we have been invited back to peppers farm in sible hedingham,north essex 
the postcode for the farm is co9 3rp 
the will be sign posts on the main road on the day 
start time will be 10am and we will be finishing at 4pm 

the scouts will be yet again be doing the catering at the usual very resonable cost 

the price for the day will be £15 on the gate 
on our last visit there were hammered coins found, and a gold guinea amongst the finds on the day 

as usual all finds over £300 will be split with the farmer 
and all govt treasure rules will apply 

Pebmarsh rally 7-9 August 
You are invited to Skunkies Rally Pebmarsh 
7-9 August Cricks farm Pebmarsh 
We have 3 fields around 80 acres This whole area has interesting sites 
Quiz and bar Saturday night, His and Hers toilets, Refreshments supplied by The Country Kitchen 
Cost £30 
Cheque or postal order payable to Skunkies please include an S.A.E. 
Send to 
Clive Coleman 
16 Greyhound rd 
CO10 7SJ 

Kim Clarks Wymondham rally 14-16 August 
Further information from:-

Hedfest 2015 11-13 September
This years hedfest will be held over the weekend of september 11/12/13th this year 
tickets will be £30 for the weekend.. 
please make cheques/postal orders payable to castle hedingham cricket club 
and send to 
paul james 
16 yeldham road 
sible hedingham 

please include a self addressed envelope with your payment please 

no arrivals until 12 midday on the friday please 
as all of you have been before, detecting and finishing times will be as usual and will be printed on your tickets 

Kim Clarks Colchester rally 18-20 September 
Further information from:-

Kim Clarks Foxham Rally 2-4 October

Further information from:-


Thursday, 11 June 2015

June 2015 fom

Hard to get out on the fields this time of the year; but still good finds on the table so well done to all of you...

Possibly Roman or Saxon//John Auld

Elizabeth 1st Trade token

Charles 1st Half  Crown/  Mike Hill

George 3rd 1/2 Sovereign 1825  /  John Keen 

Elizabeth 1st groat/John Auld

Queen Victoria 1/2 Sovereign
Pistol coinage...sorry no finders name here

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Thoughts of Ken RIP


We are very sorry to hear that Ken has past away,we are all members of York and district metal detecting club and we used to attend a lot ofdigs that Ken organised a few years ago,he always made us feel welcome and we all had some good finds,condolences to his friend's and




Chris Heppell

Chris Bayston

linda Allen


Mike Wright

Wilf Pearse

Dave Raharman

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Some other images of finds that Chairman Suzette asked me to take at our May fom

                 How's this lot for great finds !!

May 2015 Find of the month

                               It's a bit of a closed season for us at the moment with the crops growing.....but some still find a little patch to search......Well done for the finds table this month,,,,one surprise was the largest croatle bell I've ever seen!

Here they be !!!       To enlarge any image put the cursor on the image and click the left mouse button.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Fiddington Day Sept 13th 2015

(Charity Reg. No: 1059922)
13th September 2015
150+ acres of undetected pasture land new lays, harvested crops

The land is close to St Martin’s Church, Fiddington.  Parts of the Church date back to the 13th/14th centuries.

Breakfast will be served from 7.00 am in Fiddington Village Hall (TA5 1JG).  We will leave for the site promptly at 9.30 am.

There is a “Token Hunt” for which a prize will be awarded for the most interesting find.


Car Parking

Food served ALL DAY

Breakfast only 7.00-9.30 am: 2 rashers bacon, sausage, egg, mushrooms, baked beans and toast
Butcher’s beefburger with/without onions
2 sausages in a bun
Cans of drink
Cakes/scone with jam & clotted cream

Metal Detecting for the whole day: £15.00 if paid in advance; £13.00 for block bookings of 10+ people or £20 on the day.

Cheques made payable to: Marion Evered Trust Fund and to be posted to:
Mrs Jackie Loxton
Radlett Common Farm

If you require more information, please ring Jackie on: 01278 671329

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Bacton Day Out 6th Sept 2015

LATE SUMMER RALLY               

                   THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY’S, BACTON,
                                                                                    (Registered Charity No. 1106579)
                             are pleased to invite you
            to a metal detecting day near Stowmarket, in Suffolk,
                   on Sunday , 6 September 2015.

We have permission to use 38 hectares of farmland (getting on for 100 acres) for this rally, which will be our thirteenth. The land, in two big fields, hasn’t been detected previously and – weather allowing – should be cultivated and levelled by September 6.
Of course one can’t guarantee anything, but these fields look particularly promising in an area which always seems to provide good finds, from Romano-British times onwards.
 A farm building will afford cover against bad weather; there will be portable loos, and as usual we’ll be preparing hot and cold food and drinks all day long.
Participants must undertake to report all  finds of any value or historical  importance, both on the day and to the appropriate authorities afterwards.
Metal detecting: 10am to 4.00pm. Registration and refreshments from 8.30am.
Entry:  Metal detectorists £20.00. Field walkers £5.00.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Friends of St Mary’s, Bacton’ and posted to Simon Holdich, Mill House, Bacton, Suffolk  IP14 4LE. Enclose your name and address, a contact phone number and EITHER an email address OR a stamped self-addressed envelope. (If I have an email address, I DON’T need an envelope). If your cheque is for other people as well as yourself, I must please also have their names and contact details.

Any queries, phone Simon Holdich on 01449 781054 or email

Monday, 20 April 2015

April 2015 Find of the month

Jim Etherington "Lucky Jim" with a cock fighting spur ,trade token,and a hem lifter .

Trade token by Jim E

Geta denarius Mick Scurell

Musket flint ...Andy Norfolk  eyes only 

Charles 11  Paul Anson

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Ken Wilcox RIP

It is with great regret that we have to let you know that founder chairman of East Coast Searchers,Ken has passed away after a long illness.
Our thoughts are with Marian and all the family at this sad time. The image of Ken is from our archives at one of our Finds of the month evenings....jb

Ken was always welcoming at our events and did a great deal in raising funds for charity on our days out,sometimes organizing our days out in other countries. If you would like to add any tributes to Ken ,email myself and I will publish them for you

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

March 2015 FOM

Military Roman Crossbow Brooch

Dave Lake

Roman coins  Nerva and Sabina
Graham Kidwell

Edward 4th groat    Ray
Medieval jetton    Mick Scurrell

Cranbourne Chase silver stator   50BC-50AD   Dave Lake

Boat Tree 1/4 stator    John Wild

                                                                                                             Overall winner Dave Lake            
Detectorist of the year....Well done