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Keith67

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Re: Blanket ban on detecting private land in the UK for next 4 weeks
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2020, 06:18 pm »
You raise some valid points,
“it's riddled with rule breakers and people who bring us into disrepute.”
even if the IOD money making scheme  takes off ,You will still get the bad elements even with licensing
I am not impressed with the ruling no detecting on Private land but ok on public beaches.

I’am not impressed with the lack of response by the NCMD and if the NCMD wasn’t part of my club membership, I would consider the FID .
But there is no way I will be paying £60-£100 for a days so called training and then no doubt a membership and reregistration fee



I agree mate, there will always be bad eggs whatever you do, but I do think we should be trying harder to get away from them and have a more respected hobby.  I think a lot will be against paying out for training and registrations etc, and I understand that,  but personally I would do it.
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Re: Blanket ban on detecting private land in the UK for next 4 weeks
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2020, 11:56 am »
I've been doing this hobby for over 40 years and have seen numerous attempts by the archaelogists to gain control over our hobby. There was a big push in the mid eighties and a white paper published which included gems like the site permission scheme which would force clubs and individuals who have new land to detect on to submit the request to the governing committee who could refuse if they believed there was an archaeological or historic interest. The other was that there would be an arbitrary payment made for finds classed as treasure regardless of value. Licensing was also a major part of this with with an exorbitant price to get a license but gave no explanation how this money would be used. Giving control of our hobby to these people would be the death knell and force us to go cap in hand just to detect and would do absolutely nothing to weed out the night hawkers, use your common sense how could it.




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Re: Blanket ban on detecting private land in the UK for next 4 weeks
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2020, 01:51 pm »
I've been doing this hobby for over 40 years and have seen numerous attempts by the archaelogists to gain control over our hobby. There was a big push in the mid eighties and a white paper published which included gems like the site permission scheme which would force clubs and individuals who have new land to detect on to submit the request to the governing committee who could refuse if they believed there was an archaeological or historic interest. The other was that there would be an arbitrary payment made for finds classed as treasure regardless of value. Licensing was also a major part of this with with an exorbitant price to get a license but gave no explanation how this money would be used. Giving control of our hobby to these people would be the death knell and force us to go cap in hand just to detect and would do absolutely nothing to weed out the night hawkers, use your common sense how could it.



Things have changed a lot over those 40 years, and the past is not a window on the future. We now come under the DCMS, who take direct action on advice from the British Museum, and there's plenty in that camp who don't like metal detecting.
You're right, we'll never stop night hawking, but the point is we don't do enough to distance the hobby from the crimes, so that we can be judged entirely on our own merits.  That proactive step could reduce the amount of change for the honest side of the hobby.
Working closer with archaeology is better than sitting on our hands and ending up with no hobby at all.
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Re: Blanket ban on detecting private land in the UK for next 4 weeks
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2020, 07:56 pm »
One question not about licensing schemes
If there is currently a ban on Detecting in the U.K. how come Finds are being posted on FB ? by U.K. Detectorist
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Re: Blanket ban on detecting private land in the UK for next 4 weeks
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2020, 12:49 am »
One question not about licensing schemes
If there is currently a ban on Detecting in the U.K. how come Finds are being posted on FB ? by U.K. Detectorist


I'm sure there are plenty who are still going out mate.
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