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Metal Detecting Clubs and Organizations In The UK

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South Lancashire and Cheshire Metal Detecting Club, meets at the R A O B Club, Sayce Street, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6EE.

County Durham

Prince Bishop Metal Detecting Club


Coventry Heritage Detector Society, meets regularly on the third Tuesday of every month at Wyken, Coventry.


Cumbrian Seekers metal detecting club [Need further details for this one, their web site has disappeared.]


Weymouth and Portland Metal Detecting Club, meets Weymouth Police Station Clubhouse, Chairman Roy Macleod.


East Coast Searchers


The Solent Metal Detecting Club has a new website at


Hereford Searchers meet every last Monday of the month at Hereford Rowing Club at 8pm. The club has been established for 12 years. Founding member: Norman Rose.


Mid Kent Metal Detecting Club meets the Second Saturday in the month at 7:30pm. St. Nicholas Church Hall, Poplar Grove, Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DF


Two Dales Metal Detecting Club (Pendle area), Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in the Old School Room, Addingham.


South Lancashire and Cheshire Metal Detecting Club, meets the first Wednesday of each month at St Michael's Parish Centre, St.Michael's Road, Ditton, Widnes, WA8 8TF.

Blackpool and Fylde Metal Detecting Club


The Iceni Search Group, based in Sutterton near Boston, meet on the last Monday of the month. Contact for further details. Chairman: Richard Ball.

Lincolnshire Search Society are the longest running metal detecting club in Lincolnshire. We meet on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at The Supreme Inn, Bicker, Boston, Lincolnshire. We welcome new members, young and old, experienced and novice. We have a great night, with discussions, finds competitions and raffles and we get out together on Club Digs as often as we can. Please contact our Secretary, Patricia Cox on for more information.


Tameside metal detecting club. We meet every second Monday of each month at 8pm. Contact email addresses: or


Digging Up The Past, a new club covering Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire.

Kingdom of Mercia Metal Detecting Club (KMMDC) based in Birmingham and will be organising rallies in the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, and possibly Derbyshire and Warwickshire.


North Staffs Metal Detecting Club (established 1978). Chairman Terry Windsor, Admin/Site Officer Alan Ridgway. We meet every 2nd Monday (Members Only) Smallthorn Victory Club, Stoke on Trent. Email Membership is capped.


The Manhood Search and Recovery Society. First meeting is on Wednesday 5th August 7.30pm at The Rushmere, Hillfield Road, Selsey, West Sussex. The society has membership that is open to all responsible detectorists and we welcome all interested persons to come along. Historians, detectorists, and everyone interested in the history and archaeology of West Sussex. Membership is 12 per year. Join now to become a Founder Member. Contact by e-mail or by post to 138 Gainsborough Drive, Selsey, W.Sussex, PO20 0HH.

Sussex Heritage Hunters, Cherry Tree Cottage, Babsham Lane, North Bersted, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5EL, call Andy on 07970868106


Wyvern Historical and Detecting Society. Based in Swindon Wiltshire. Meet the second Thursday of each month at the R.A.F.A Club in Belle Vue old town Swindon. Secretary Peter Hyams

Trowbridge and District Metal Detecting Club, the club meets on the last Thursday of each month at: Foresters Arms, Sandridge Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7BN.


Redditch Historical Detection Society, meets at the Abbeydale Working Mens Club, Gibbs Road.


Two Dales Metal Detecting Club (Wharfedale and Airedale area). Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in the "Old School Room", Addingham.

Dewsbury District Metal Detecting Club, Dewsbury West Yorkshire. A new club looking for members. Chairman: S. Littlewood, Vice Chairman: M. Sykes. Contact: 07917447905

Bridlington Quay Detecting Society meet every second Wednesday in the month, meetings start at 7.30pm. The society have vacancies for any one who is interested in metal detecting, at the moment the membership stands at 23. Contact secretary Dave Mulliner on 01262670992 or e-mail for further information.

Barnsley Metal Detecting Group


The Scottish Detector Club, Scotland's oldest metal detecting club (founded in 1977) meets on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the Ex-Servicemen's Club, 7 Smith's Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NT.

The Scottish Artefact Recovery Group, meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at the: Bonnybridge Social Club, 35 Main Street, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, FK4 1AF.


Rhondda Artefacts and Research Enthusiasts club, currently based at Ferndale Rugby Club, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Brecon Metal Detecting Club established March 2010, meets every 1st Tuesday of every new month at 7.00 - 7.30pm till 10.30pm in Groesfford Village Hall, Brecon. Contact club chairman David Hingley. Gwent Metal Detecting Club, Cwmbran Town AFC Sports and Social Club, 5/7 Commercial Street, Old Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 3LR. Meetings start at 7.30pm-8.00pm

Celtic Searchers, based in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at the New Dock Stars Rugby Club, Llanelli 8.00pm

See also

General Links

The UK Detector Finds Database

The National Council for Metal Detecting

The National Council for Metal Detecting Code of Conduct - official Portable Antiquities Scheme web site.

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