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Treasure Hunting in England
by: Steve Rice
I have been interested in Metal Detecting since around 1983 when my Mum and Dad
introduced me to the hobby. They had been detecting for a couple of years on
beaches around the Uk only at holiday time, and it often helped get a few pounds
together to help pay for the holiday spends.
On the holiday in 1983 my Mum and Dad had taken Myself and Brother on a holiday
to France. Each night we'd go down the beach with 2 detectors between 4 of us
and gladly pick up the days droppings. This usually went to pay for our meals
and drinks later the same night. On one particular night I was getting rather
bored and actually took a rest on the sand whilst the others continued
detecting. Whilst sitting in the sand I started sifting with my hands and out
popped a 24 carat gold necklace. I was hooked. As soon as we got back to the UK
we enquired about our local club and joined straight away.
It is now over 21 years since I joined my local club and I have also been Vice
Chairman and Chairman. I have made some lovely finds. These range from Celtic
and Roman Coins and Brooches, Old English Silver and Gold Coind going back
hundreds of years and lots of Jewellry. I will update you on some of the finds
in future articles.I am also a member of the National Council of Metal Detecting
and have had articles printed in the press and been on Radio.
In October 2004 I created treasurehunting.tv This website has grown from
strength to strength in the six months it has been on the net. It now averages
in excess of 100,000 unique hits a month. It has probably the most concise
directory of over 400 Metal Detecting Websites. It also has live News Feeds in
relation to Treasure Hunting. Add to this the Forum and the dozens of Metal
Detecting stories the site is something I am proud of. I am also in the midst of
creating a Hoard Database which will have articles and pictures of Hoards found
whilst Treasure Hunting.
So next time your walking in the hills of England and you see a guy walking
along with a Metal Detector pop over and have achat. It might just be me. And if
you'd like to have alook at some of the finds why not visit me on my website.
About The Author
Steve Rice is well known in Metal Detecting circles throughout England and the
UK. He is the founder of www.treasurehunting.tv and has written articles for
magazines, online and helped with treasure hunting features on radio.