About me


I started detecting at the end of 2012. I had always fancied giving detecting a go and seeing a detectorist on the beach whilst on holiday was the catalyst for me to get a detector.
I have written a bit about why i started here.
14 odd months later I realised that whilst I love finding things and researching them I wanted to look into what responsible detecting is and whether detecting was good or bad for society. I was also aware of how easy it is to pick up a detector without any clue of the Law surrounding finds and permissions but also how to clean finds, conserve them, learn about them and get them recorded with the Portable Antiquties Scheme etc.
Furthermore I was also aware that I really wasn't aware of how detecting and archaeology might interact or what one thought of another and I wanted to explore this further.
I am also not oblivious to the fact that there are people who pick up a detector with the view to finding valuable items without care for the law and our heritage so I wanted to see what I might be able to do to stop this.
Finally I wanted a place where I could record my finds for others to look at.
With the above in mind I therefore started this blog.
Thanks for reading and if you have any comments on what you might like to see, or not see, on the blog then please feel free to let me know.


  1. Good stuff responsible,I too would like to stop people who break the law detecting, can you give me any tips on how to do this?

  2. Thanks anonymous, if you read my blog posts you'll see that I've been put in touch with the police to try and discuss how this might be done. I have some ideas of my own which I will post about though so please stay tuned.