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Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by JBM » Fri May 12, 2017 5:34 pm

Have we any MDF members going to the Detectival Rally on the 15th-17th September2017.

Its always nice to put names to faces and have a jar or two together.

All the top names in the detecting world will be there.

Lets hope that on this occasion there is no thieving or folks being asked to leave the rally.

I have always liked detecting the Cotswolds and we are told that there will be 1000 acres of new land.

I notice that Charities will also benefit from this event.

Certainly WHRADA members will be attending.

Happy Hunting,

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by Nickinstick » Fri May 12, 2017 8:24 pm

Hello Jerry

I'm going and all booked up. Really looking forward to a long week end detecting! Not been before but enjoyed the recent weekend Anton Rally at Andover so thought I'd do more weekend rallies. If there is a beer tent I'll be in it!!

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by JBM » Fri May 12, 2017 10:08 pm

You can bet your life there will be a great beer tent and entertainment.

All we need is some summer weather as we sit on bales of hay. ::g

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by liamnolan » Sat May 13, 2017 8:31 am

I am "persona non grata" for this event, banned as I criticised the lack of good land at the XP Rally. The land for that event was organised by the organiser of Detectival.
Good luck to all who attend and I hope this time round they have not got some done-to-death local club land again. ;;z Its in the Burford area again.
The social side should be good though and for many attending that is the most important bit ::g
Happy hunting everyone, Liam :;@
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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by JBM » Sat May 13, 2017 9:24 am

Hi Liam, you have got to be fair as the organizers have stated categorically that this is a 1000 acres of new land.

Part of the trouble last year being that there was just to much land and may folks could not reach it.

Whatever happens its impossible to please everybody, but that just life.

Perhaps this years event might have people saying afterwards "If only I had known i would have gone".

Thats the name of the game when taking part in this now over commercialised hobby of ours.

Meanwhile Happy Hunting.

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by liamnolan » Sat May 13, 2017 10:14 am

Thanks Jerry, I did notice that they have now added the new land, so that should do the trick.
I am sure it will be a super event for all and a great chance for forum members to meet up at last and have a good natter. Myself and a buddy did actually manage to detect on every field last time and yes it was a lot of walking, but good exercise! Good luck to all attending and I hope Lady Luck is in attendance, Liam ::g :;@
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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by bamboo365 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi guys just a quick question about this rally does anyone know if the rule about smoking on site applies to the fields, the way it's described in the rule's is confusing we all know you can't smoke in confined spaces so why mention it if we can't smoke on the fields then count me out thanks Dave

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by JBM » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:56 am

It may be due to the dry stubble in the fields .Health and Safety etc. ;) Jerry.

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by liamnolan » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:45 pm

I am a non-smoker myself and I never considered the situation of non-smoking rules, I expect it will be one of those rules that is hard to police. :-/
The hobby has certainly become very commercialised but for many in the hobby these days, the commercial events are their only experience of detecting and in fairness to them, its what they like and they are happy with it. They are the future of the hobby as much as anyone else and over time they will make good contacts with a wide range of others and hopefully get a regular permission.
I think these big events should have at least one beer tent every three fields ... Liam =))
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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by Phil2401 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:25 pm

This event is a bit too close in date to Norwich - can't get the time off work - I know which I prefer:)

Smoking? common sense - don't throw lit fag ends on dry stubble. In a previous agricultural guise I've set fire to many stubble fields in the past but for some reason it's not allowed these days...

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by liamnolan » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:35 pm

Phil, I do remember all those burning stubble fields. I think it may have been banned due to some Brussels ruling, not sure, but Brexit may reverse that, although it seems we are going to pretty much adopt 95% of the current EU laws unless seriously challenged, Liam
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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by JBM » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:33 pm

I see the raffle list of prizes is second to none.

Well over 30 detectors up for grabs, plus other detecting items.

Lets hope the weather is fine.

Happy Hunting,

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by fred » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:43 pm

liamnolan wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:35 pm
Phil, I do remember all those burning stubble fields. I think it may have been banned due to some Brussels ruling, not sure, but Brexit may reverse that, although it seems we are going to pretty much adopt 95% of the current EU laws unless seriously challenged, Liam
I doubt that burning will ever be allowed again. Even if it was most farmers wouldn't do it because they now save fuel, manpower and fertiliser by planting directly into lightly cultivated stubble. ::g

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by oldartefact » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:51 am

JBM wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Have we any MDF members going to the Detectival Rally on the 15th-17th September2017.

Its always nice to put names to faces and have a jar or two together.

All the top names in the detecting world will be there.

Lets hope that on this occasion there is no thieving or folks being asked to leave the rally.

I have always liked detecting the Cotswolds and we are told that there will be 1000 acres of new land.

I notice that Charities will also benefit from this event.

Certainly WHRADA members will be attending.

Happy Hunting,

Jerry.
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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by oldartefact » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:55 am

Phil2401 wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:25 pm
This event is a bit too close in date to Norwich - can't get the time off work - I know which I prefer:)

Smoking? common sense - don't throw lit fag ends on dry stubble. In a previous agricultural guise I've set fire to many stubble fields in the past but for some reason it's not allowed these days...

Phil
Think that it is probably to do with Global warming, around here they bale it up and flog it to the power stations ... which is a step up from burning it in the fields. Air pollution is also a major concern this days, and open burning can cause problems in some areas.

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by Phil2401 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:55 pm

oldartefact wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:55 am
Phil2401 wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:25 pm
This event is a bit too close in date to Norwich - can't get the time off work - I know which I prefer:)

Smoking? common sense - don't throw lit fag ends on dry stubble. In a previous agricultural guise I've set fire to many stubble fields in the past but for some reason it's not allowed these days...

Phil
Think that it is probably to do with Global warming, around here they bale it up and flog it to the power stations ... which is a step up from burning it in the fields. Air pollution is also a major concern this days, and open burning can cause problems in some areas.
No doubt Brussels / global warming, etc. So the power stations emit the smoke a bit higher up in the air than at ground level, but (probably talking complete bull*** here) the laws of physics I would have thought in my ignorance dictate that burning a given amount of organic material will produce a given amount of carbon monoxide / dioxide or whatever pollutants they are concerned about - does it matter if it falls to earth immediately, or in a few days' time, or a few miles away from where it was burned?

In the old days I was told that burning the stubble accelerated the absorption of nutrients into the soil - plough a few days after burning - no waiting for the stuff to rot. Also it was good fun and smells good - check the wind, light a match in the right part of the field and let nature do the rest:)

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by liamnolan » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:07 pm

I read that many EU farmers still burn the stubble anyway, they pretty much do what they want to do and Brussels turns a blind eye.
Will be interesting to see what happens in farming practices over the next few years.
Detectival - I hope it all goes well for everyone. The land should now be much better, with 1000 acres of undetected land promised ..The ECMD/MDF rally follows soon after and some of the Detectival crowd will be coming to Norfolk, hopefully with pockets stuffed with good finds ::g
Many people attending these events do not have a lot of spare cash and so I really do hope theyhave a fantastic time, Liam OooO
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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by oldartefact » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:26 pm

Phil2401 wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:55 pm
oldartefact wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:55 am
Phil2401 wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:25 pm
This event is a bit too close in date to Norwich - can't get the time off work - I know which I prefer:)

Smoking? common sense - don't throw lit fag ends on dry stubble. In a previous agricultural guise I've set fire to many stubble fields in the past but for some reason it's not allowed these days...

Phil
Think that it is probably to do with Global warming, around here they bale it up and flog it to the power stations ... which is a step up from burning it in the fields. Air pollution is also a major concern this days, and open burning can cause problems in some areas.
No doubt Brussels / global warming, etc. So the power stations emit the smoke a bit higher up in the air than at ground level, but (probably talking complete bull*** here) the laws of physics I would have thought in my ignorance dictate that burning a given amount of organic material will produce a given amount of carbon monoxide / dioxide or whatever pollutants they are concerned about - does it matter if it falls to earth immediately, or in a few days' time, or a few miles away from where it was burned?

In the old days I was told that burning the stubble accelerated the absorption of nutrients into the soil - plough a few days after burning - no waiting for the stuff to rot. Also it was good fun and smells good - check the wind, light a match in the right part of the field and let nature do the rest:)

Phil
Being serious for a minute ... burning stubble in a power station is Green process, as the resultant energy is mostly captured, whereas open field burning does little good other than provide potash.. Also powerstations now employ chemical scrubbers so the majority of nasties can be captured and intelligently handled... I'm the old days we lived in caves... but between then and now progress has been made.

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by oldartefact » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:28 pm

liamnolan wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:07 pm
I read that many EU farmers still burn the stubble anyway, they pretty much do what they want to do and Brussels turns a blind eye.
Will be interesting to see what happens in farming practices over the next few years.
Detectival - I hope it all goes well for everyone. The land should now be much better, with 1000 acres of undetected land promised ..The ECMD/MDF rally follows soon after and some of the Detectival crowd will be coming to Norfolk, hopefully with pockets stuffed with good finds ::g
Many people attending these events do not have a lot of spare cash and so I really do hope theyhave a fantastic time, Liam OooO
That is the travisty ... while the rest of the EU are intent on breaking every rule in the book... we stick to the rules with dogged determination ... and that I guess has been our downfall.

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Re: Detectival Rally September 2017.

Post by JBM » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm

Just had a post saying that Detectival is all sold out.

I hope to see some of you there please say hello. ;)
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At 83, I will possibly be the oldest active detectorist there also wearing a XP hat and shirt also sporting a white mustache. ::g

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