Our free to use association clubland has been a Godsend ,as it allows me to meet up with most of you very easily.

We have been having glorious weather up until quite recently and one of the topics whilst sheltering in the shade ,has been the Queens Royal Birthday and just how great she is.

On behalf of the Association and its members we would like to wish Her  Majesty a lovely birthday .

After twenty five years of activity we are one of the  longest active Metal Detecting Associations in Derbyshire we would be delighted to host her Royal Highness or any of her family should they ever decide to try this lovely hobby in this beautiful area of Derbyshire

Sincerely John Potts

Association Spokesperson


I have put this post up now as I have spoken to everone in the association and recieved their feedback,and it seems an appropriate time to publicise this years memorial weekend for the victims of the Tunisia Terrorist Attacks.

This year association members will remember all victims and those who were known to many of us ,on the 24th,25th and 26th of June 2016 ,by abstaining from our lovely hobby.

It is only fair that we show our respect this way as many of the victims families can no longer enjoy their hobbies with them anymore.

we respectfully ask other clubs in Derbyshire,independent detectorists ,rally organisers, and clubs outside Derbyshire thinking about detecting in Derbyshire that weekend to join with us in showing respect to the victims and their families  in this way.

we are publicising this event  very early to give people plenty of time to change their plans.

at this time I also wish to express our condolonces to the families of the victims and injured of the terrorist attack in Brussels.


John Potts

association spokesperson


On behalf of all members and the Association I would like to express our deepest sympathies to everyone in the National Council For Metal Detecting ,any members of the NCMD in our Association and to the Family of the late Mr Trevor Austin General Secretery of National Council For Metal Detecting on his bereavement just recently.

I personally did not know The good gentleman but some of the “old boys ” in the association  did know him and have only good things to say regarding him.



Association spokesperson