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Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:38 pm
by SaltyPipe
So it's been over a year and still no luck finding a buddy.

I haven't been outside of the garden with my Fisher F5 and the wife was frothing earler that I had her bulbs up (oo-er)..

Milton Keynes seems to have a lot of detectorists but very hush hush, top secret activity.

Can anyone give me any pointers as to how to meet up with any like minded detectorists here?

I am not an axe murderer (yet).

C'mon give me a chance guys, I won't run off with all your booty!! (half maybe).

SaltyPipe

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 am
by GeorgeMK
Hi.

My wife and I live in MK and have been detecting for just four months. We haven’t had chance yet to go out looking for our own permission but we will take a drive around locally when we are less busy.
We joined NCMD and Metal Detectives when we first started and have been on several digs with Metal Detectives, mostly in Ox and Bucks.

Have you been out looking for your own permission yet? Did you door knock, write, email or phone?

Have you considered attending any rallies, charity digs, or groups like Metal Detectives, Central Searchers, etc.

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am
by SaltyPipe
Thank you for the reply.

Unfortunatley due to a head injury I have been unable to drive for 3 years. It makes getting about difficult. I have been working on and off but am on disability benefit at the moment and taxi/train fares are too expensive to travel to organised events (joined NCMD last year).

I contacted some local farms but had no response, I will try them again.

Was just hoping to tag along with someone to learn the ropes and socialise a bit.

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:11 pm
by GeorgeMK
Metal Detectives have some digs open to guests. I don’t know when the next one will be but I might be able to take you to one of the open digs if that is of any interest to you. You would only need to pay your dig fee.
You would need to dig and fill holes correctly (I assume you have a suitable spade), wear headphones, and use a finds/trash bag.
I will message you when I know of an open dig that I am attending.

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:40 pm
by SaltyPipe
Thank you GeorgeMK, you are a gentleman ::g

I will keep searching for somewhere local, if I find somewhere, you (and the wife) are more than welcome to share my permission.

SaltyPipe

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:36 pm
by GeorgeMK
Message sent regarding an open dig on Sunday 2nd June.

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:07 pm
by GeorgeMK
I’ve found a contact for the local club in MK but their membership is full, with a waiting list, so I was told to try them again in six months.

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 11:51 pm
by GeorgeMK
GeorgeMK wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Message sent regarding an open dig on Sunday 2nd June.
SaltyPipe, I assume you haven’t been online and haven’t seen my message. I’ve not heard from you so I haven’t been able to add you as my guest on Sunday’s dig.
I will let you know when there is another open dig that I am attending.

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:15 pm
by Dino
Hi, I am based in Bletchley, similar issues, though I do have one permission but not had the time to get out, now determined to find some time. Don’t hold your breath with the local club it’s been 3 years since I first enquired! Maybe need a new club!

Re: Milton Keynes Club or Buddy wanted...

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:38 pm
by GeorgeMK
Dino wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:15 pm
Hi, I am based in Bletchley, similar issues, though I do have one permission but not had the time to get out, now determined to find some time. Don’t hold your breath with the local club it’s been 3 years since I first enquired! Maybe need a new club!
My wife Sue and I are also in Bletchley. A friend is speaking to a farmer they know so maybe we will get an introduction leading to our first permission soon. In the meantime we regularly attend some of the Metal Detectives digs.
A new club in MK could be a good idea, certainly something to think about.