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Metal Detecting

Metal Detecting 2017 begins with a weekend in April, 200 acres of virgin fields.

The dates 8 and 9th of April,      

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 location close to Andover in Hampshire

Food and toilets available on site.

Costs for the April Detect are;

Day ticket 12.50, two day ticket 22, with camping 35 for the weekend

Numbers are limited, to reserve your place please send a cheque, made out to Anton Rotary, clearly indicting your day choices, along with your name, email address and a contact telephone number to;

Rtn Tony Lynn, Clarewood,4 Red Rice Road, Upper Clatford, Andover. Sp11 7PU

As normal, details to the location will be distributed to ticket holders by email a few days before the weekend

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Mega Detect - MARCH 19TH AND 20TH 2016

March 2016 sees the introduction of a weekend totally dedicated to metal detecting in the Andover area. We have arranged with the renowned WEYHILL FAIR pub that we can offer overnight camping in the field behind the pub, there is a Premier Inn nearby for those who dont want to rough it’. For those camping a full english breakfast will be served in our Big Tent on the camp ground on Sunday morning.

We have 3 fields available to us for detecting, totaling 250 acres and sited a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the campsite.

A hot food van and toilets will be on-site both days.

Costs for the mega detect are;

Day ticket 12.50, two day ticket 22, weekend camping,breakfast and detecting (2 days) will be 35

Numbers are limited, to reserve your place please send a cheque, made out to Anton Rotary, clearly indicting your choices, along with your name, email address and a contact telephone number to;

Rtn Tony Lynn, Clarewood,4 Red Rice Road, Upper Clatford, Andover. Sp11 7PU

As normal, details to the location will be distributed to ticket holders a few days before the weekend

 

 

 

 

 

In an area with recognised history stretching back to the stone age it’s perhaps no surprise that it has become accepted as an important centre for Metal Decting clubs and groups. In 2013 Anton Rotary organised it’s first metal detecting day with the support of a well known local farmer and the Hampshire Museum Service, since then events have been organised twice a year, on virgin land never before reached by the detectors.

The town of Andover has many Roman, Viking and Medieval connections; it is a crossing point on two major Roman roads the first, the Portway runs from Silchester  to Salisbury and is crossed at East Anton farm by the road from Winchester to Mildenhall which then heads onto Cirencester. As well as these important Roman roads   The Harrow Way passes just to the north of Andover, this is described in some documents as the ‘oldest’ road in Britain. It’s part of what was known as the ‘Old Way’ an ancient trackway across the south of England dating from Neolithic times. These ‘connections’ make the Andover area a must for those interested in ancient history and artifacts.

 

 

 

The metal detecting events are all advertised through our own database and the Metal Detecting enthusiasts forum pages

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The last event took place on September 27th 2015 and many finds were recorded the earliest and perhaps the most valuable was an example of Celtic Ring Money, conservatively dated to around 200BC. Some finds on the day were;

 

                 Celtic Money Token circa 200BC

 

 

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