I have finally purchased a detector to replace the one that I bought 25 years ago that stagnated in my loft for most of those years. I’ve been out in my garden and have managed to find two military buttons, a key, 17 rusted nails and a gate hinge. I need to get out into the countryside and start detecting seriously.
I would very much like to join up with someone who has some patience who wouldn’t mind some company in return for a guiding hand. I’m male, early 50s and easy to get on with. Is there anyone in my area, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, who could spare me some time?
Thanks for reading - here’s hoping.
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I’ve had a detector since 2002 but it’s only really gone as far as my garden, a local wood and friends gardens. It cost me £500 and I’m really keen to start to use it properly, so much so on my Christmas list this year I got a finds bag, a pinpointer and for some strange reason I’ve just bought another metal detector. I’m in my early 50s and I think it’s time to do something about my childhood “dream” hobby. I’m not an expert at how to use my metal detector but I am keen to learn and I would really like to join someone in a similar position. I’m in Bexleyheath, so not too far from Sevenoaks, and I’m good to travel. Let me know if you want to meet up and jointly we could seek out some permissions ......surely there must be some left in Kent
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I'd like to join you.
In Poland, I had a team with whom we walked through the fields with a detector, there is no one to whom I could do this and I really miss this hobby.
I live in Maidstone, I do not have my own equipment, but I can buy one.
I am available every Saturday.
I hope to contact
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You will surely find someone on these forums that can detect with you and are not too far away.
Just wondering and if i may ask, what detector are you using.
good luck and happy hunting
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It certainly sounds as though you're in a great position to secure you own land permissions. As far as the possibility of starting a club goes, good on yah! There are MDF members who have experience of forming and running a club so if you do need any advice, just post it on the forum.
Viking detectors, if I remember correctly, sprang from the 'Sol Invictus' Company in the 70s where their early TR/IB model retailed for £37 and was a very popular first detector.
The VK30 machine is a good choice as a first machine with accurate pin-pointing ability due to being motion or non-motion. All the best - Regards ss47
Looking for buddies near me and an active club to join. I tried metal detecting some twenty odd year's ago but the bug didn't bite too hard. I thought I’d try again and have just bought a Makro Racer 2.