Monday 1st September 2014. MMDC Meeting at The Old Mill, Rydding Lane, West Bromwich. B71 2EX. 7.30pm till 10.00pm, Monthly Finds competition, See our Forum or Contact us link for more details.
Welcome to our new West Bromwich based Metal Detecting Club Website, Our club was setup for responsible enthusiasts, who enjoy discovering their local history. We strongly encourage searchers to follow the UK legislation and gain annual insurance, information about this can be found in the metal detecting links below.
Join our club and enjoy our exclusive members forum, Newbies and expert enthusiasts are welcome throughout the united kingdom, just click the above forum link and follow the registration link to register, If you thinking of joining our club to support the clubs activities our online membership application form can be found in the Membership link above.
We would like to welcome detectorists and historians alike to our new website and forum which is perfect for novices as well as experienced detectorists and is easy to join. So why not explore the Midland Metal Detecting Members forum and find out more about what we do. Where you can share photos of what you have found and detecting stories you may have. Based in the heart of the West Midlands the club will endever to cover the Midland region of the UK, Counties of West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
MMDC to the rescue, we received this message from Dawn in Birmingham
"Good afternoon Over the weekend I lost an earring in my back garden that is of huge sentimental value to me. I have hired a metal detector and searched as best I can but to no avail. A friend of mine who I believe has been in touch with you prior, suggested I made contact and asked you for your help. I would be very pleased to pay you for your time: I am desperate to find my missing earring"Well you guessed it the XP Deus found it again! This was a Gold and platinum stud that gave an intermitant iron signal, Luckily we had the other stud for a reading refference...
Initial impressions of the metal detecting hobby may be that they are just going after lost change at the beach or park areas, but there is much more to it than that, Items that date back hundreds or even thousands of years can be found on your treasure hunting quest. Joining a metal detecting club can put you into situations where these adventures and discoveries can be yours. Solitary metal detecting is how most people see it, but going out with other enthusiasts can be very rewarding. You can meet new people who are already interested in what interests you. Your progress in the finer points of searching will be enhanced by other club members. Advice about equipment, places to go and different techniques will be very helpful for your future metal detecting trips. Sharing stories and seeing what others have found gives perspective on your treasure hunt.
Pretty much anyone can join a metal detecting club, Abiding by the club rules is important for the club to maintain its reputation. Trespassing on private property is forbidden as an agreement or permission from the landowner needs to take place first. Always leave the ground in the condition that you found it by filling in holes and never litter the landscape. Club membership give its members a feeling of community and provide a sense of safety in numbers. Additionally a club will help you keep up to date with current legislation and whats going on in the hobby of Metal Detecting.