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The Essex Detector Society is NOT involved in the organising or running of any of the rallies listed here.

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September

Detectival 2018   15th/16th Sept.


Bringing the World of Metal Detecting Together.

2018 will see around 1000 acres of land to search in the stunning Cotswolds in Oxfordshire. With over 400 acres of new undetected land over 2 new farms, and 500+ acres of land previously searched.

All our land will be in excellent detectable condition (weather dependant).

Arrival will be from Friday 14th of September.

Detecting from 9am - 6pm on Saturday 15th

Detecting from 9am - 6pm on Sunday 16th

Departure from site by 11am on Monday 17th

Camping for tents, camper vans and caravans is available (limited availability so please book in advance)

Traders, food & drink, manufacturers, re-enactments, live bands, DJs, demonstrations and much more over the Detectival 2018 weekend.

Tickets will be available from www.detectival.com soon.

Cost is £52.50 (+£2.50 booking fee) for 2 days + £15 for 3 nights camping.

Lesuire promotions
Regton
The Searcher Magazine
Treasure Hunting Magazine
Dukes auctions
XP Metal Detectors
C-Scope Metal Detectors
Garrett Metal Detectors
Rutus Metal Detectors
Deeptech Metal Detectors
Minelab Metal Detectors
Air Metal Detectors

Whites Metal Detectors (tbc)

And many many more

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September

Kimbo's
Norfolk
Social Metal Detecting Fun Weekender
Return Trip To
Spooners Row
On behalf of the Wymondham Satellite Rotary Club
In Aid of
All profits will be donated to "The Haemophilia Society".50%.
the remaining 50% to Star Throwers & Break


Date/ Times
Thursday 20th, Friday 21st , Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018

N.B. No arrivals before midday on Thursday 20th September please.
There will be an area of land for those who arrive on Thursday to detect on during Thursday afternoon.

Location: Spooners Row, Wymondham, NR18 9LL,
Please note this postcode will take you to the Three Boars Pub which sits on a cross road, from here MD direction signs will be posted to take you to the event location.

Rally Briefing
There will be a full rally briefing at 9am Friday in front of the organisers finds recording events marquee.

Tickets
This event is limited up to three hundred detectorists on a first come first served basis. A donation of £50-00 per detectorists for the whole weekend. There will be no day tickets available for this event. NB As this event is in aid of charity there will be no refunds if you are unable to attend. No reserve bookings or pay on the day accepted.
All profits will go to The Haemophlia Society 50%. And the remaining 50% to Star Throwers & Break.
For more information about these organisation please go to the following web address:
www.haemophillia.org.uk www.starthrowers.org.uk www.break-charity.org

Payment -Cheques and postal orders to be made payable to Kimbo's Detecting Society.
Send payment to:
Kim Clarke,
20 Leather Lane
Great Yeldham,
Halstead
Essex
CO9 4JB.

Once I receive your payment, you will receive an email giving you confirmation of your booking. Please note, that you must print off your booking confirmation and bring it along to the rally with you as this will be your proof of payment. On booking in at the rally you will then be given your weekend pass ticket which must be attached either to your detector or somewhere visible on your self throughout the whole week end. You will also be given a map.
Please remember you will need your valid NCMD- FID membership card when you book in.


If you are not registered with me, to attend this event I require the following information to be forwarded to me via email:

Your full name:

Your full postal address:

Vehicle Make & registration:

NCMD Membership number:

FID Membership number:

Email Address:
Contact telephone number.

Those who don't have an email address you can post to me the above information, plus a contact telephone number: and a return stamped address envelope. Please ensure you have the correct postage stamp for the size of envelope you send.

This information I will only need the once, as I will then keep you on file, so you will not need to do this every time I have an event, unless any of your details change.
Under no circumstances will anybody be allowed to attend if I haven't received the above prior to the event.

Please remember, to gain entry on the day you must have with you your confirmation slip of payment, and your valid NCMD/ FID membership card with you. NO MEMBERSHIP CARD, NO ENTRY.
The NCMD will be in attendance which means you can get membership on the day.
Camping/Caravanning.
Camping and caravanning will be on pasture. Please note the Camping site must be clear of all vehicles by no later than 7.00pm Sunday 23rd September 2018
Those of you who are travelling from far afield may stay over on the Sunday evening and leave no later than 10.00a.m on the Monday morning.

Facilities.
Porto-loo's, and fresh water on camping site.

Refreshments and Food On sale for this event I have decided to go up market from our usual caterers and spoil you all with our new professional caterers: Showfood Event Catering, to whom I was fortunate enough to have come into contact with last year, and I can certainly say I was more than impressed.
To wet your appetites and I'm sure you won't be disappointed go to their web site and see for your selves what's on offer: www.showfood.co Food will be available from the start of the event.

Land Available and Ground Conditions
There will be a minimum three hundred acres of which two hundred we had detected in 2015. Considering the dry baked conditions of the soil in 2015 there was many cracking finds found, including a scatered hoard. My self and other detectorists who was there in 2015 feel that this area has still a lot to offer given the right conditions. The soil is medium / heavy
The land owner if time and whether permitting will have the fields cultivated and in an acceptable condition for detecting, however there could be some stubble.

Brief History
This parcel of land that we have got the privilege to hold this event on lays slap bang between two very ancient market towns, Wymondham (pronounced Windham ) and Attleborough, both of Anglo-Saxon origin. The area has a wealth of ancient history, and as I always say for more in depth history go on to Google and you will find it very interesting.

Now it's down to you to make your own decision to attend or not, and there are no guarantees that you will have finds. Remember, metal detecting is like a lottery, there are always winners and looser s, but it will be a good social detecting fun weekend if nothing else.

Ordinary Raffle Draw
There will be a raffle held over the weekend all profits from this draw will go to Star Throwers & Break. with many detecting prizes and general prizes. Any donations for the raffle will be greatly appreciated. Hand in to the stall on the day. Purchase of tickets for this draw will be on sale throughout the weekend until mid day Sunday.

Grand Raffle Draw
Up for grabs as usual will be a mid to top range detector.
Tickets will be on sale at £5.00 per ticket, nowhere else you can buy a detector for that price, so don't be shy bring plenty of cash with you.
Draw tickets will be on sale through out the week end available at the rally marquee.
The draw will take place midday Sunday 23rd September 2018 at the rally marquee.

Terms and Conditions
The landowner grants a licence to enter the fields specified during the following period of time, from midday Thursday 20th to 5.00 pm Sunday 23rd September 2018 and for the sole purpose of metal detecting for items whether ancient or modern.
The land owner also reserves the right to make any changes to the terms and conditions or make any cancellations without any prior notice.
In the unlikely event, that the event is cancelled out of the organisers control, then there would be a complete refund.

Notes on Finds

Finds over 300 years old and over £500 in value and items subject to the Treasure Act 1996 are to be divided 50/50 with the landowner.

To build and retain a good relationship with the land owner PLEASE show all finds. There will be a finds cabinet to display finds in at the rally marquee. Share the unearthed fascinating history of your finds as nobody is going to take them away from you (obviously unless subject to the Treasure
Act 1996 ).
This can only earn acceptance for our return trips and encourages the rest of us to try harder.
The local FLO will be invited along with our own in house specialists.

The land owner respectfully requests the following:

1. No entry into woodlands.
2. All holes to be filled in.
3. Entry to the specified fields indicated by the rally organiser via proper entry routes, not through hedgerows please.
4. No telephone calls to the landowner requesting return detecting.
5. All rubbish to be put in bins/bags/skip provided.
6.Barbecues, only those that are above ground level and those that are higher enough of the ground so as not to scorch the grass.
7. Please be aware that this land is also shared with other people by the way of public foot paths and horse riders, so please be courteous and polite.
Note dogs are more than welcome to attend this event, but please,please, remember to scoop the poop.

General Note - In the event of a hoard, or important find coming up, the following actions are to take place.
The finder is requested to stop digging and inform the rally organiser (Kim Clarke Mobile 07504697077) who will cordon off the area and along with the FLO, decide on the necessary course of action.
This course of action is to acknowledge the identity of the finder and to preserve the historical record.
It is your responsibility to abide by the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996 and Treasure Act Code of Practice (www.finds.org.uk).

Please note the following: Once you have made your donation to take part in this event you have accepted to be bound by the terms and conditions as laid down and described in this document.
Failing to comply with any of the terms and conditions for this event may result in early termination of your weekend.

Evening Entertainment.
I am really pleased to say that on this event everything will be in house Thursday evening which for those who wish to take part will be a quiz night at the marquee. Full details will be given on the day.
The line up for Friday and Saturdays evenings entertainment all in house. Live music to dance the night away in the open country air, and yes a camp fire both nights for those who wish to relax and keep cosy under the Norfolk Stars. To help you all to relax even more over the weekend, we will have a fully licence bar . The bar times will be, 4pm to midnight Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Also our own detectorist brew the Grumpy old Twat Cider.

Trade Stands
There will be a mix of trade stands on site.

Insurance
This will be covered by your NCMD/FID membership.
Organiser Kim Clarke ​e-mail mrstiffler@btopenworld.com Mobile 07504697077

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September

 By Popular Request
Kim's
Return to Boxted
Sponsored by The Searcher Magazine
Social Metal Detecting Fun Weekender
In Aid of
Essex Community Foundation

Date/Times
Friday 28th Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2018

N.B. No arrivals before midday on Friday Please
There will be an area of land for those who arrive on Friday to detect on during the afternoon.

Location; Hill Farm, Langham, near Colchester, Essex CO4 5NX
OS Map 196 Explorer 1:2500 scale.
MD direction signs will only be posted locally for this event.

Rally Briefing
There will be a full rally briefing at 9am Saturday in front of the organisers finds recording marquee.

Tickets
A donation of £35.00 per detectorists for the whole weekend NOTE Closing date for booking 18th September 2018 There are no day tickets available.
NB As this event is in aid of charity there will be no refunds if you are unable to attend. No reserve bookings or pay on the day accepted.
All profits will go to the Essex Community Foundation. For more information about this organisation please go to the following web address:
www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk/


Payment -Cheques and postal orders to be made payable to Kimbo's Detecting Society.
Send payment to:
Kim Clarke,
20 Leather Lane
Great Yeldham,
Halstead
Essex
CO9 4JB.

Once I receive your payment, you will receive an email giving you confirmation of your booking. Please note, that you must print off your booking confirmation and bring it along to the rally with you as this will be your proof of payment. On booking in at the rally you will then be given your weekend pass ticket which must be attached either to your detector or somewhere visible on your self throughout the whole week end. You will also be given a map.
Please remember you will need your valid NCMD- FID membership card when you book in.



If you are not registered with me, to attend this event I require the following information to be forwarded to me via email:

Your full name:

Your full postal address:

Vehicle Make & registration:

NCMD Membership number:

FID Membership number:

Email Address:

Those who don't have an email address you can post to me the above information, plus a contact telephone number: and a return stamped address envelope. Please ensure you have the correct postage stamp for the size of envelope you send.

This information I will only need the once, as I will then keep you on file, so you will not need to do this every time I have an event, unless any of your details change.
Under no circumstances will anybody be allowed to attend if I haven't received the above prior to the event.

Please remember, to gain entry on the day you must have with you your confirmation slip of payment, and your valid NCMD/ FID membership card with you. NO MEMBERSHIP CARD, NO ENTRY.

Camping/Caravanning.
Camping and caravanning will be on pasture. Those of you who wish to stay overnight on the Sunday may do so, but must be clear of the site no later than 9.30am on the Monday.
Facilities.
Porto-loo's, and fresh water on camping site.

Refreshments and Food will be on sale, provided by Showfood Event Catering.

Land Available and Ground Conditions
As all who has attended this event in previous years 2014 was to have been our last visit, however due to popular requests we returned again in 2015, and ever since detectorists keep requesting to return, and now having been persuaded by many to have a return trip to this prestigious land here is your opportunity again. . Which means this will be our tenth trip back if my memory serves me correct, and each year just seems to get better, but I have to add that a small number of detectorists had been here only on a small parcel of the land last year from a local club.
Hence the reduced cost for this weekend which you will be hard pushed to find any where else.. Due to the type of crops on this farm, we will have a minimum of 200 acres.
All the fields available will have had been detected before, some fields three, others four to five times.
The fields this year will be a mix of barley stubble,ex-onions and potatoes. The ex-onions and potatoes will be cultivated, weather and time permitting. The soil conditions is light and sandy, regardless of the amount of rain, the land always drains well and doesn't stick to your boots, so digging and walking over is always excellent.
Those detectorists who have been here before can testify the consistency of the fantastic finds these fields have yielded, and many at that! And many, many, finds certainly displayed how very wealthy this area was and still is on a huge variety of finds from early bronze age through to modern day. I am not going to list what has been found as most is now common knowledge amongst the detecting circle.
As I always say please just remember the finds that have be found previously on this farm are no longer there to be found, all I can say, this is a vary good area and always full of the unexpected surprises, but its down to you to make your own decision to attend or not, and there are no guarantees that you will have finds. Remember, metal detecting is like a lottery, there are always winners and looser s, But it will be a good social detecting weekend if nothing else.

Brief History
For an interesting guide to the history of Boxted see: www.boxted.org.uk/history

Raffle Draw
There will be a raffle held over the weekend with many detecting prizes and general prizes. Any donations for the raffle will be greatly appreciated. Hand in to the stall on the day. Purchase of tickets for this draw will be on sale throughout the weekend until mid day Sunday.

Grand Raffle Draw
As always we will be putting up a mid to top range detector,
Your chance to win one for only £5.00. WOW!
How to enter for a chance to win a fantastic detector.
Draw tickets will be on sale through out the week end available at the rally marquee.
The draw will take place midday Sunday 30th September 2018 at the rally marquee.

Terms and Conditions
The landowner grants a licence to enter the fields specified during the following period of time, from midday Friday 28th to 4.30 pm Sunday 30th September 2018 and for the sole purpose of metal detecting for items whether ancient or modern.
The land owner also reserves the right to make any changes to the terms and conditions or make any cancellations without any prior notice.
In the unlikely event, that the event is cancelled out of the organisers control, then there would be a complete refund.

Notes on Finds

Finds over 300 years old and over £500 in value and items subject to the Treasure Act 1996 are to be divided 50/50 with the landowner.

To build and retain a good relationship with the land owner PLEASE show all finds. There will be a finds cabinet to display finds in at the rally marquee. Share the unearthed fascinating history of your finds as nobody is going to take them away from you (obviously unless subject to the Treasure
Act 1996 ).
This can only earn acceptance for our return trips and encourages the rest of us to try harder.
The local FLO will be invited. Along with our own in house specialists.



The land owner respectfully requests the following:
1. Strictly no dogs,due to game rearing and wild bird habitat, also the estate is in Higher Level Stewardship so there for all field boundaries as indicated by the rally organise are to be strictly adhered to.
2. No entry into woodlands.
3. All holes to be filled in.
4. Entry to the specified fields indicated by the rally organiser via proper entry routes, not through hedgerows please.
5. No telephone calls to the landowner requesting return detecting.
6. All rubbish to be put in bins/bags/skip provided.
7.Barbecues, only those that are above ground level and those that are higher enough off the ground so as not to scorch the grass. STRICTLY NO CAMP FIRES
8. Please be aware that this land is also shared with other people by the way of public foot paths , so please be courteous and polite.


General Note - In the event of a hoard, or important find coming up, the following actions are to take place.
The finder is requested to stop digging and inform the rally organiser (Kim Clarke Mobile 07504697077) who will cordon off the area and along with the FLO, decide on the necessary course of action.
This course of action is to acknowledge the identity of the finder and to preserve the historical record.
It is your responsibility to abide by the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996 and Treasure Act Code of Practice (www.finds.org.uk).

Please note the following: Once you have made your donation to take part in this event you have accepted to be bound by the terms and conditions as laid down and described in this document.
Failing to comply with any of the terms and conditions for this event may result in early termination of your weekend.

Friday and Saturday evening light Entertainment.
Royal British Legion, during the weekend you are invited guests of the Boxted Royal British Legion, for those who wish to socialise and have a good jolly. Live Entertainment for Friday and Saturday evening will be laid on at the British Legion and food will be available for sale on both evenings. As previous years, on both evenings a shuttle service will run from the rally camp site, timings for the shuttle service will be given on the day.. Apart from food all the above is inclusive in your weekend ticket.

Trade Stands
Trade stands will be in attendance.

Insurance
This will be covered by your NCMD/FID membership.
Organiser Kim Clarke ​e-mail mrstiffler@btopenworld.com Mobile 07504697077