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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by Digforit » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:09 pm

Hi I'm new to metal detecting after 40 years of fossil hunting, very interested in joining Wessex Club. Live in Yeovil.

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by snowdrops » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:25 pm

Ooh ! Hubby is from Somerset and rellies all live outskirts of Bridgwater. .... maybe we can be honorary members for the day sometime :D My pater in law is curator of the Blake Museum in town :)
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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by JBM » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:18 am

Its good to see another traditional club availble to detectorists.

We have had a club in North Somerset for over 30 years having over 40 members.

There are no charges for our weekly Sunday digs and also a few mid week ones during the year.

All this including NCMD membership for only £37 pa.

This is the affordable way for detectorists to partake in our fascinating and addictive hobby..

I dislike seeing what has become the commercialisation of our hobby where those can afford large sums of money to detect each week are squeezing out available farms.

Fortunately we have a practice where members are requested to donate some of their finds to the farmers.

These are boxed and catalogued for Farmers and landowners to show their friends and pass down to future generations.

This practice works wonders and farmers having talked among themselves will bend over backwards when we request the chance to detect land that we have researched.

Having been in this hobby of ours for a very long time and in the home straight the above may help traditional clubs who are just forming.

Happy Hunting.

Jerry.WHRADA. NCMD.

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by Digforit » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:50 am

Hi new to hobby and very keen to join a club.live in South Somerset I've enquired with four clubs all seem to be full or have massive waiting lists, never known anything like it with other hobbies. HELP! Regards Chris x;

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by the-roman » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:55 am

Our club is currently full, sorry, but we do have a waiting list ::g
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And a proud member of the best club in Somerset, Wessex Searchers MDC ::g
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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by jaxpaul14 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:37 pm

Hi,
Congratulations on setting up the new club. Looking at the comments it looks like its going really well. I am a newbie and went to my first rally at the weekend in Raddington and really enjoyed it.
I live in Taunton and im not having a lot of luck getting permissions as yet. Theres lots of farms around here and although the farmers are friendly they arent interested in having people on their land. Is the club that you have set up a closed club or would you consider new members. ?
Thanks

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by Copperballs1 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:29 pm

What a great club philosophy - it can only go one way with an outlook like that ::g I'm in the process of starting my own club, so will watch your club with interest. Best of luck to you! ::g

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by johnboy25 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:32 pm

Worth the wait.

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by Marcadia » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:37 pm

Hi, as previously stated we do currently have have a waiting list. We find we are more successful as a small club but spaces do become available. We have recently opened up a visitor section on our forum to help with any questions you may have. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the club members and if you are still interested then you are more than welcome to be added to our short waiting list.
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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by the-roman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:19 pm

Copperballs1 wrote:What a great club philosophy - it can only go one way with an outlook like that ::g I'm in the process of starting my own club, so will watch your club with interest. Best of luck to you! ::g

Hi John,
let us know how your getting on with your new club mate. if you get your core members with you then you can only go upwards. let your members help you, listen to them and find middle ground. it's not a case of it's my way or the highway, we are all individuals and there is always common ground ::g
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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by steamcleaner kev » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:15 am

hi all could i join your club pls ? :D

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:06 am

Well, I'm no 'fortune teller' but I can see that Wessex Searchers MDC is going on a long and successful journey! Well done to all involved, it's inspirational for anyone considering setting-up a 'new club'::g
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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by hihosilver » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:49 pm

Cheers Sweepstick, it's all going great. ::g

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by steamcleaner kev » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:45 pm

hihosilver wrote:Cheers Sweepstick, it's all going great. ::g

Kev I pm'ed you ages ago m8.
yes i just seen it lol

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Re: New club in Somerset.

Post by oldartefact » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:36 pm

My advice would be to keep the rules as simple as possible, and have a zero tolerance with respect to bad behaviour..
1. Shout and you are out..
2. Moan and you can go it alone
3. Complain you can flush yourself down the drain...
Stick to these and I am sure you will all have a great time!!!

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