Well, thought I would update you with what has been happening recently. I have been busy this year with setting up Bournemouth Detecting Club, after being very surprised that there was nothing in the area already.
This was set up in February this year and after advertising the Club in the metal detecting magazines, The Searcher and Treasure Hunting, we have amassed almost 80 members which is fantastic. We meet once a month where people bring along their finds and generally talk about all things to do with metal detecting, and other stuff too! Its great to meet so many like minded people and has proved their was an appetite for a Club in Bournemouth.
We held our 1st Club dig on 25th September 2011 and raised £400 for the Lymington and District Multiple Sclerosis Society; an article from the Echo can be seen on the Bournemouth Detecting Club website - see one of the tabs at the top of this page.
We have another dig coming up soon on the 30th October 2011 and hopefully this time we will raise £400 for the Stable Family Home Trust in Ringwood; I will update with any finds from this.
On a more personal note, I found my 1st Roman Coin in March this year, a few musket balls and some old pennies; and to say I am happy with the Roman is an understatement!!! The coin, although not in great condition, was identified as the Emporer Commodus 180-192AD - now that's old!
Will update again soon!