Well what a great winter we had to detect. It was almost too dry and no frost !!!.the dryness must have impacted on the finds and also on the recovery of junk and sharp objects too.

it has been a quiet season but great weather to detect in.

we had a request for assistance from far away and sadly our closest members were  away and not available for a while. Thankfully we were able to put them in touch with three other metal detecting associations in Derbyshire , and hopefully they will be able to assist them.

we also have had one unusual request which I urge members to take seriously and give active consideration to .Details to follow in the next update.

Our anniversery year has started off well  and our free association machine fund has gotten off to a reasonable start.Lets hope our prehistoric machines last a few years longer , untill we have enough money to be able to buy a top of the range machine that everyone can have access to.

as it is customary  we have to thank landowners and managers , and staff and management of St. Andrews house  for their help and assistance over what has been a lovely winter.

lets hope spring and summer is as good.

cheers from John


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