Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

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Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by Nickinstick » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:32 pm

The South West Metal Detecting Club annual Charity Rally will be held at Allowenshay, Somerset on Saturday 29th & 30th September. All proceeds to go to Meningitis Research Foundation. Over 300 acres available, a mix of worked land and pasture. The charge is £35 for both days or £20 per day, 120 places per day (NO on-site Camping). Camping isn't included in the charge but is available locally at Thorney Lakes Campsite, please book separately. Mike Charles (organiser) and Marshalls will be present from 8-30am. Please call Mike Charles aka 'Ski' on 07502 371074 for further details.
Please send Cheques or Postal Orders made payable to Mr M Charles with a Stamped self Addressed Envelope to the below address:
Mr M Charles
10 Chubbs Lawn
Crewkerne
Somerset
TA18 8BH
PLEASE remember the SAE otherwise you will not receive your tickets by return post!


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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:51 pm

Looks like a good event, thank you for posting. It’s been added to the rally calendar ::g
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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by Junior » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:36 pm

Bump , as I always forget to look in rally section in top header , I can't b the only one

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Post by Saffron » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:58 am

Bump.

Junior, your not the only one that forgets to look in rally section in top header.

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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by busterbenny2001 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:14 am

This looks good anyone going?

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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by tricky micky » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:56 pm

hello can i ask is this an open dig , as i live in Chester but my daugther works in Wellington so would like to go on the dig for the Saturday only if possile and then i can speand time with daugther as well hope this is ok as i will need to book a BnB thank you , i can pay by Paypal if this is beter to do so

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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by Saffron » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:36 pm

tricky micky wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:56 pm
hello can i ask is this an open dig , as i live in Chester but my daugther works in Wellington so would like to go on the dig for the Saturday only if possile and then i can speand time with daugther as well hope this is ok as i will need to book a BnB thank you , i can pay by Paypal if this is beter to do so
Yes it is an open dig that anybody can attend, and its for charity.

Going for the Saturday only will be fine.

Contact details on the initial post.

Evan
(ps: I know the organiser, but am not involved in organisation so sorry I can not help further.)

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Post by tricky micky » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:13 am

Thank You Evan i have spoken to Mike and all booked , thanks for the post

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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by janner53 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:35 am

I can't find anything on the net about this rally excepts on here. Is it advertised anywhere does anyone know. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by Nickinstick » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:14 am

Hello Janner

It was advertised in the Searcher and locally. PM me if you need a contact number. I’m moving house this weekend so now can’t make it, gutted.

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Post by janner53 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:12 am

Hi Nick, thanks for your reply. I see there is a contact number above for this rally. Was pleased to here it was advertised elsewhere. I just wanted to check as its a good one and a half hours drive for me, not too bad, but not on my doorstep. I just might make contact to see if there is a space for tomorrow.
Shame you can't make it, good luck with your house move ::g.
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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by liamnolan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:31 pm

Wish I lived nearer, I hope everyone had Lady Luck hovering overhead today.
Quote "All proceeds to go to Meningitis Research Foundation" I am impressed by that as some events state all PROFITS to charity and thats completely different!
Good luck for tomorrow, hope lots of money is raised for this very worthy cause, Liam ::g
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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by janner53 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:27 pm

Cheers Liamnolan, Yes it is nice to see all proceeds go to the charity.
I've been in touch with Mike and it looks like all systems go for tomorrow. Looking forward to it ::g .
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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by liamnolan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:33 pm

Well done Mike and his team. Through all the sweat and long hours, early starts and late finishes, handing over some much needed cash to a worthy charity makes you warm inside. Its these fundraising events that later on down the line result in some tragedy not happening in someones life. So Mike and the rest will be unsung heroes. But not unsung on here! Liam :;@
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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by bob79 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:39 pm

Added bonus is the weather ?£=*

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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:28 pm

Good luck to you all, Charity Rally`s do a grand Job for all concerned. ::g

Happy Hunting.

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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by JoyH » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:43 am

Went to this event yesterday and would like to say how impressed I was;
The organisation was superb - excellent maps of the many fields we could detect in, advice, banter and free lifts from Ski and co and GREAT catering - I had a yummy sausage bap and a cuppa, and FLO was there too. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and I'm in the process of trying to find out if there's a way myself and 3 others can get on a list to be informed about upcoming digs.
Wish I'd known about SKI's digs before now!

Best to everyone

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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by janner53 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:01 am

Totally agree with the post above from JoyH, an excellent rally. Myself, I had a bacon and egg bap before the off :P
This was my first Ski dig and what a character he is, a really friendly down to earth bloke. As said the rally was top notch with more land than we could handle. Will deffo attend another of his digs.

So thank you Ski and his team for a wonderful rally ::g .
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Re: Allowenshay, Somerset Weekend Rally 29th & 30th September

Post by Zyrbalax » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:59 am

Just want to add my thanks too; as a newcomer to detecting this was my first rally. It was very well organised, everyone was friendly and helpful - thanks particularly to Nige from the Welsh detecting club for advice on how to set up my Safari.

I came away from the event with my first good finds - a Victorian penny and several buttons (two "Treble Gilt Stand Colour", one with a fair bit of the gilt still on - you can imagine how excited I was when I saw the gold colour shining out of me from the hole!), and one very thin metal disc that looks pretty unidentifiable to me but which I will probably post on here for opinions as it may be an early coin of some kind.

So thank you to Ski and the landowner - I came away with a real buzz and excitement for my next day detecting!
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