Colchester Metal Detecting Club

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Welcome to the Colchester and District Metal Detecting and Artefact Club website...                                

 
Above :- Colchster castle built on the remains of a Roman Temple 

Colchester is the oldest recorded market town in Britain and we see metal detecting finds from all periods. For a brief history of Colchester pay a quick visit to the following link: http://www.localhistories.org/colchester.html 
Other interesting topics can be found on our links page.

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Stuart Elton on the B.B.C. Inside Out

Club member Stuart was filmed for a metal detecting report to be shown on Inside Out @7.30pm.

 aired on 18th January catch up with it now on the B.B.C. i player     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34930450

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Hoard Found @ Weekend Wanderers meet

January 2015

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/i-just-coined-1m-skint-4906903

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Series 2 of the Detectorist has now finished

The D.V.D.s of both series one and two can now be

purchased by going online to the B.B.C. or Amazon store. 

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Anyone attending any rally could you please drop me a line and let me know how the day went so I can include it into the clubs website.   Roy 

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Club Meeting

The venue for the meetings of the club will be.

The Cricketers 
Spring Lane 
Fordham Heath 
Colchester
CO3 9TG

 

THE FIRST THUSDAY OF EVERY MONTH @ 7.45PM

 chairman Dick Watcham and he can be reached on  01255 670030

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Please click on this link and it will take you into a magical world of Colchesters history by Jess Jephcott.

                                                    
                                            http://www.camulos.com

                              

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WYVERN FARM

Members may be aware that the map for Wyverns Farm has now been deleted this is because of development on the land and we no longer can detect on this site,

it has been a real pleasure over the years for members to enjoy detecting on this farm and we wish the owner all the very best for the future.

Any landowner who may be interested in metal detecting and allowing members to detect usually with a fee payable to the landowner please contact one of the personnel on this page. 

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A new contacts page will be added later for those of you wishing to contact the club committee but in the meantime anyone wishing to contact me

 ( website administrator can do so by e-mail)       davephotography@live.co.uk

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Anyone wishing to get in touch with the Finds Liason Officer at the Colchester Castle Resource Center can phone him on this number.      BEN PAITES       01206 506961    

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Thursday 7th April 7.45pm

 

The Venue

The Cricketers 
Spring Lane 
Fordham Heath 
Colchester
    CO3 9TG

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The club is on the lookout for guest speakers to come along and give a talk on really any interesting topic the person may have and would like to share with our members. if you know of anyone please inform one of the committee members.      ( expenses to speaker paid )  

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Subscriptions

Couple  £22.00p  Single  £13.00p

Guest £2.00p

Membership Secretary Simon Email :-        simonharris121@hotmail.co.uk

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Finds Table :-

It was discussed at the A.G.M. and in future if there are any gold coins to go on the monthly finds table they would be placed and voted on seperately as it has been noticed in the past members are not placing finds of any significance especially silver or a great piece of bronze on the finds table if someone has already put a gold coin down to be voted on.

Hopefully this will encourage members to show their finds knowing that they are still in with a chance of gaining votes which all add up for the detectorist of the year trophy.

 

 

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RAFFLE TABLE

The raffle table at the moment has been suspended and maybe start again at a later date. 

 

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Fantastic turnout from the members at the A.G.M. almost everyone attended keep it up at the monthly meetings remember the club is their for you so make the most out of it.   

 

100 MEMBERS

If you would like to join come along to one of our meetings as a guest and ask Simon our membership secretary if you could go on the waiting list.

For a small donation we allow guests to come along, so if you would like to come along and see what happens please do.

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We believe our club may be one of the largest in the country and we are always keen to hear from other clubs to find out what they are up to, why not register as a member of our new blog page?

 

 

Membership:     2016     Membership now due.

The club limits membership to one hundred people and has now reached it's maximum. Current tariffs are as follows:


SINGLE   £13.00p    (This also includes membership of the N.C.M.D)
JOINT      £22.00p        "      "           "              "            "    "          "

Finds of The Month:

With finds now coming in of all shapes and sizes one of the main events of the club evening is to visit the finds table where Colin Gilbert will be displaying  items found the previous month for you to vote on for 'coin and artefact of the month'. There are prizes for the most voted for coin and artefact. Please bring along any interesting finds and who knows you may walk off with a prize

Club Meetings:

Most meetings involve a guest speaker. In the past this has included archeologists who have lectured on such topics as Roman Colchester or East Anglia in the Iron Age. Sometimes the speakers will talk on subjects not necessarily directly linked to history, coins or artefacts but are never the less very interesting. If there is no speaker available a suitable DVD may be shown instead! 

To boost the amount of guest speakers it may be necessary on occasion to pay them a modest appearance fee above and beyond the usual travel expenses that the club pays. On these dates it has been agreed that members will be charged £1 on the night to attend. Non-members will be welcome to attend for the same small entrance fee. These special events will be advertised on this site as soon as they have been agreed. The range of speakers and topics has yet to be agreed by club members.

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Password for members only page

Members who wish to contribute to the page can get the password from Roy,

please include your full name and membership number when requesting it.

Roy's E-Mail address :-            pjcrjc@colutd00.fsnet.co.uk

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Club Raffle:

Many thanks to Wendy and Sue for running the monthly raffle which is being given a rest due to falling number of participants, for the time being we are encouraged to have a go on the football team card, choose one of the teams on the card for £1-00p and the winner gets a cash payout. 

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