It’s been a hectic summer for me work wise.The free clubland has been a gift to us all in that we have somewhere to go when all the crops are in ,and it allows us to keep in better contact.

Very positive comments from the landowner and well done for leaving no holes Unfilled.

This summer I concentrated on getting out buddying up   saving coins Finding lost items  and removing dangerous items by detecting rather than being online.When I took on the post of spokesperson I did say I wouldn’t be able to commit as much time to the website as Jack did.

We gratefully recieved £52.00 from the public this summer , towards our free association machine, with now stands at an impressive £494.75.An announcement is to be made when we reach over £500.

ideas have been listened to on buddy ups and by email and over the next few months we will be deciding on which ones to follow up.I must say some very interesting ideas have been proposed.

We have had some interesting correspondence this summer from Buxton Museum and  separately from Derby City Council which has been passed on confidentially to members

Our clergy have asked me to remind you all  ,that your old coins will be gratefully recieved at Christmastide.Donation envelopes can be obtained from participating churches.Also I have been informed that a new company is buying old batteries such as AA,AAA,button and mobile phone,smartphone batteries.I know we remove so much of these lethal and damaging discarded batteries from publicly accessible land .They will take them in any condition ,and feel free to donate this money in your Christmastide  envelopes too.

Just to remind everyone that come the end of December all the 2016  copies of our free to read club metal detecting magazine ,are going to be passed on to a “deserving ” recipient in Eire.Contact our beautiful Linda before then if you are interested in any  past articles .Linda is very pleased  that the reading scheme has run so well and at hopefully no cost to herself ,and definately no cost to association members.She figures that the scheme has saved  members individually over £50 each and over £500 collectively.More importantly is the amount of trees saved and pollution reduced by the reduction in the number of magazines consumed.

Thats the end of the summer roundup.

our next news will be the important announcement concerning our free association metal detector..once we get over the £500 total