Welcome to the West Kent Detector Club.

WKDC.co.uk is an information hub about Metal Detecting.
As well as keep you informed with all the Club News.

Since the early days of the WKDC the club (formed in late 1978/early 1979 by two enthusiastic metal detectorists, Stephen Johnston and John Williams), has expanded and grown, in terms of members & activities! The club can be found at events around Kent, Surrey & Sussex displaying finds & educating the public as well as offering a recovery service for unfortunates who have mislaid metallic objects. In 2007, some members of the West Kent Detector Club even appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Time Team‘!

Check out the navigation options to see more information about the Club and what we do.
You can send us a message via the contact page if you have any questions or comments.

Just in case you have not received Alan’s email: he has taken time away from cabbing to seek out a site for Sunday 26th June, but, as you can imagine, has been met by marshy conditions, jungle like grass and the odd ark here and there. It’s persisting down as I type. All very frustrating, especially when two years ago we were face with rock hard fissured ground. But thanks go to Alan for his efforts.


Is there such a thing as a no rain dance? If so, get to it.


Chairman Joe.


This article (left click on image to enlarge) was published in a 1996 issue of Eureka – the club’s hard copy magazine published prior to the advent of this website.

It caught my eye not only from the interest point of view but also because the swan (?) image looked familiar. Something tells me I have seen it, or something very similar, on a button – not one of my finds.


On another subject: I think it was last year that we searched at Nags Hall Farm – on the A25 east of Godstone. Land where point-to-point races are held.

There was a good turnout and some reasonable stuff was found. I have tried to arrange another visit but unfortunately have been unable to contact the owner. It’s a mystery why he has not at least responded.


Don’t forget that, thanks to Mac’s research, we have another guest speaker on 20th May so please make the effort to attend. And don’t forget to wear your name badge. I will bring more for those of you who have yet to be “pinned”.

Chairman Joe.

Thank you to everyone who turned up on Friday to hear Gordon Bailey talk about his finds.

Gordon’s talk was very informative and we all enjoyed finding out about some of his more interesting objects and the research he has undertaken to discover what they are.

We look forward to welcoming Gordon back again in the future for further interesting talks.

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Hi everyone, as a fairly new member not sure if this is the way to send a message to everyone but on April 17th I shall be putting myself through the ordeal of running in the Brighton marathon (26.2 miles)

I am running on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support and would very grateful if anyone would like to sponsor me via the ‘justgiving’ link…..that way all the money goes straight to the charity……if you would like to sponsor me you can do so by clicking on the following link and hit the donate button


You may have to type the link in on your computer to access it…….many thanks


PS….I hope there’s not a dig that I’m missing that weekend !!


We had a good turn out of members to the AGM on Friday evening and several new members joined the club for the first time.


We elected our Officers and Committee for the coming year and presented our trophies. Congratulations to Alan who won both the Any Sites Artefact and Any sites Coin Trophies for his Roman silver snake ring and his gold stater.



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If your optimism is flagging then watch Digging For Britain, BBC4 9pm 17th March, and watch, doubtless with the green eye of envy, as an Anglo-Saxon hoard of silver coins is unearthed. I find the programme very watchable – give it a go.



Seventeen members and two guests from SELMDC attended our evening meeting on Friday 19th February. The evening theme was jewellery. Thank you to the members who brought along examples of their jewellery. There were no club competitions to judge as searching on club sites had had to be postponed due to the weather conditions!

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Please be on the look-out for the following items stolen from my garage on 9th-10th January 2016.

XP GMAXX II Serial number T466 fitted with an 11″ coil serial number FL 173
Fisher 1265x
Minelab 25 Propointer
Goretex jacket in desert camo size Large

Taken from the Bromley (Kent) area of Greater London…
The Metropolitan Police have been informed.

If you do get these items offered on the cheap then please let me or the Police know asap
Thank you.