This month’s Searcher magazine features my story about Nettie Edmondson, a very successful detectorist who has found gold in every year of the ten in which she has been detecting.
In the past I’ve been accused of being a misogynist. It isn’t true of course, but I’ve learnt to be careful. When contemplating a story about the successful detectorist Annette (Nettie) Edmondson, I didn’t want to be seen as one with prejudices against the opposite sex. But I think I fell at the first hurdle. I asked the lady her age. My mother would have been mortified!
The September magazine is due in the shops on Friday 29 July. Subscriber copies should arrive earlier …
Twenty or so years ago it wasn’t so easy for a detectorist to get positive identifications on his finds. There was no World Wide Web; no metal detecting forum where knowledgeable swingers could give advice and it was a niche hobby with relatively few members.
There must be hundreds of reasons why people go on a pilgrimage. Some are seeking inspiration, others are deeply questioning their life’s purpose and some may be doing penance or just simply curious.
On the 26 June I started a competition … full details HERE. I am pleased to announce that the winner of the booklet Britain’s First Coins was:
Although Dean’s guesstimate wasn’t the exact final bid, it was the nearest, so I will be contacting him for a postal address. Thank you to all my subscribers for taking part and commiserations to the losers. Thank you also to Liz Cottam of Chris Rudd for donating the prize. The final bid was £1,100.