• Welcome to the West Kent Detector Club

  • Eureka

  • Friday Evening Meeting – 18th March, 2016

  • Brighton Marathon

  • AGM – Friday 18th March, 2016

Welcome to the West Kent Detector Club

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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.

Eureka

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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.

Friday Evening Meeting – 18th March, 2016

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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Brighton Marathon

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

http://justgiving.com/Nigel-Gauntlett1

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 !!

 

AGM – Friday 18th March, 2016

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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Worth Watching

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.

 

Andrew.

Friday 19th February – Evening Meeting

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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Stolen Detectors 9th January 2016

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.
Alan

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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To all our members and visitors too,

A  Happy Christmas I wish to you.

When next in the field and full of good cheer,

May really good signals be all that you hear.

Hears hoping your finds will be really old,

And fingers crossed, they may even be gold.

 

Enjoy Christmas and I wish you all that you would wish yourselves in 2016.

 

Andrew.