Colchester Metal Detecting Club


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day out

Posted by rattus on November 7, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

re day out at ardleigh  I forgot to mention the fee is 10 pounds  time 9/30  4  pm  rattus

ardleigh day out

Posted by rattus on November 6, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

we are having a day out at ardleigh.the field is about 100 acres and is in stubble hopefully soft by now the digging is sandy   soil. this is the second time at the farm and we are using all available area.  29/11/2015.  the postcode is co77lh. apparently some people are unaware that the arena is closed and we are now at the cricketers pub at fordham we meet  1st Thursday in the month.   .regards to all rattus 

Facebook Page

Posted by Roy Charlton on October 23, 2015 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

"colchester metal detecting & artifacts"


Anyone having difficulty trying to get the facebook page up have a go at cutting and pasting the above link into the facebook searcher.

 There should be no problem.

Club Facebook Page

Posted by Dave on October 7, 2015 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (4)

New face book group is headed as "colchester metal detecting and artifacts" this a closed group and is available to payed up club members holding current membership card.

Just go to page and request to join if membership criteria is met.

lost ring

Posted by rattus on September 10, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

hi all anybody to help a chap called ray in Colchester he has lost his wedding ring in his garden .if anybody can help ring him on 01206 796361   thanks rattus

Club Site Yields Finds

Posted by Dave on August 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (7)

Club Site Archeaological dig

We still at present until the developers take over club members  have permission to detect on this site, maps are available to members by typing in the necessary pass word. 


ROMAN roof tiles, medieval iron objects and prehistoric pottery have been found during an archaeological dig at the site of a proposed new leisure quarter.

More than 150 artefacts were found during a dig at the Stane Park site, in Stanway.

Developers Churchmanor Estates hope to turn the area, opposite Sainsbury’s, into a vibrant leisure quarter with six restaurants including Nando’s, Coast to Coast and Bella Italia.

Remnants of a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age pit and an Iron Age ditch were discovered during the search.

Some of the pottery fragments discovered have been identified as Colchester-type ware, which has a sandy orange colour and was made between the 13th and 16th centuries.   

All of the items will be donated to Colchester Museum.

The Stane Park application will be debated by Colchester Council’s planning committee on September 17.


new venue

Posted by rattus on July 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (2)

i believe the first meeting at our new venue went very well. the talk by jess was very interesting and i think was enjoyed by all .he is booked  for later in the year on another subject.we also will have a speaker on the 8 august  i beleive coin hoards found in essex. any  furthe ideas are welcome. finds table was a little sparse but hope things will get better  when crops start comeing  of.   regards all rattus.

New Venue for meetings + new meeting date

Posted by Dave on June 6, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Due to the fact that the Arena is closing down on the 8th july the committee have had to come up with a new meeting room and we have been offered a room sufficient for our needs at the Cricketers pub at Eight Ash Green,

Just one slight snag is that the meeting dates have had to be changed in order to accommodate us, so now instead of the club meeting on the first Friday of the month it will now be the first Thursday of the month.

This comes into effect from Thursday the 2nd July, usual time of meeting 7.45m, full address of the Cricketers and postcode for your sats are below.

The Cricketers

Spring Lane

Fordham Heath



As this room is being given to us for no fee the publican only asks that members buy a drink from the bar to cover his expenses.



club news

Posted by rattus on May 3, 2015 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (2)

hi all  at the last meeting  suggstions were invited to define the direction of the club.several suggestions were made eg that deus users would like a tutorial? by the company or the suppliers of these machines preferably on a bit of ground.speakers were also mentioned d conway is speaking to a friend who is prepared to give a talk on local wildfowling. not detecting but should prove trying to find no or address of a speaker on essex/suffolk 17th cent traders tokens.another suggestion was to hold a super raffle about 4 times ayear possibly a garrets probe or similar as top prize. quizes were mentioned also a one off disposal of detecting gear books coils  headphones etc. anyway i am of the opinion thar the more input from members can only improve the club so if anybody knows a farmer who would let us have a field for a day out tell them they will be paid a lump sum by the club which will be reimbursed by hopefully members attending.i hope to get some feedback on the suggestions above via this site hopeing that more people will use it regards all dick