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Our Hunting ground within site of May Hill



Forming the club Feb 2nd 2006





President - Dr Alf Web

   Chairman - David Hutton

 Secretary - John Ganley

       Treasurer -  Donald Sherratt







 Members must abide by the rules of the Treasure Act



The Annual Subscription Fee is 20.00. This includes membership of The Nation Council for Metal Detecting.


Club Meeting are held every two months.


We aim to have detecting outings



Prizes for Best Finds between meetings and a special annual prize.



To join or enquire, please apply by e-mail to any of the officers above or click Contact.


We have a waiting list of 1 person


From March 1st 2007 the number o members allowed will be increased from 20 to 25




                                                About the Club


Taynton Metal Detecting Club was founded on February 2nd 2006.


The founders David Hutton and Donald Sherratt have been detecting in Gloucestershire for over ten years. As other enthusiasts took up the hobby they formed a small group so that finds could be properly identified and recorded. Kurt Adams the Finds Liaison Officer for Gloucestershire and Avon attended these casual meetings and recorded the important artefacts.


The decision to form an official club is to create comradeship, cooperation and responsible metal detecting between detector users.


To enable finds to be identified and recorded through the Portable Antiquities Scheme and The Sites and Monuments Record Office.


To be affiliated as a club to the National Council for Metal Detecting.


                                         Our Programme


Meetings will be held every two months at the Taynton Parish Room.


Awards will be given at these meetings and annually for Best Finds.


It is the intention to have monthly detecting outings open to all the members.



About Dave


    Dave started Metal Detecting in 1993 using a Fisher CZ6 detector and is still using the same one to this day. He has uncovered hundreds of interesting finds including a rare Anglo Saxon Thrymsa. It is the only one ever found in this part of Britain and is now on permanent display in Gloucester City Museum. He also discovered a previously unknown Roman site in his home town of Newent, Gloucestershire.


About Don


    Don took up the hobby in 1995 after retiring from a lifetime of farming.  He uses a Whites Spectrum XLT detector and has also made numerous finds including the discovery of a  scattered hoard of 160 early 4th century Roman coins. These were found on a previously unknown Roman iron smelting site and were reported under the Treasure Act and eventually were returned to the finder. One of his latest interesting find is a silver penny of Alfred the Great.



About our Finds


Our finds are mostly from the area within ten miles of Gloucester.  Our overriding interest is discovering, recording and publicising our local history. We have a good rapport with our local museum and are members of several history and archaeological societies. We regularly submit our finds to Kurt Adams our local Finds Liaison Officer and they are also recorded with the Gloucestershire County Council Sites and Monuments Record Office (SMR). We fully support and abide with the Treasure Act of 1996.


   When detecting on arable fields we also search 'eyes only' for flint and pottery etc. We have found numerous Mesolithic and Neolithic flints and also three possible stone age camp sites. Flint is not naturally occurring in this part of Britain therefore we know that any we find has been carried here by prehistoric man.


   On request we give talks and displays to local organisations for the benefit of charity. From Easter until 30th September each year many of our finds are on display in the Heritage Centre in Newent, Glos. It is open daily (except Monday & Thursday) from 2pm to 4.30pm free of charge.


For clarity many of the artefacts shown on the website are larger than actual size. Please let us know if you disagree with any of our identifications or can fill in the gaps where we have put question marks. The name in italics below the artefact description refers to the village or general location of the find. To contact us just click on Guest Book  or send us an e-mail.


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