Leicestershire Metal Detecting Society

Leicestershire Metal Detecting Society (LMDS)

 

Welcome to LMDS and the world of history.

We are a friendly, like minded, group who share a love of the past and everything that goes with it. Based in the heart of Leicestershire we enjoy meeting up on a regular basis and discovering Leicestershire's past in its many fields and pastures. Although we are a private group, anyone is welcome to join us at the Barrow upon Soar Conservative Club on North Street where we meet up on the first Thursday in every month. There you will find a warm welcome from all our members, and if you love history and love this great hobby, then come along and meet us and share a pint and some food in a relaxing atmosphere.

A handful of coins

We often have speakers and our local FLO in attendance to record and identify our many finds. We donate all funds to local charities and run numerous raffles with this in mind.

Please come along and introduce yourself / say hello and see what the Leicestershire past was like.

If you are a landowner/ farmer and you are interested in discovering what history lays beneath your fields please don't hesitate to contract us and we can arrange a meeting at your convenience.

Tony Williams
Nigel Williams

Every 1st Thursday of the month, we meet at:
Barrow upon Soar Conservative Club
14 North Street
Barrow Upon Soar
Leicestershire
LE12 8QA

Contacts:
Chairman: Tony Williams 07809 847108 email:  tonylcuk@yahoo.co.uk

Previous Meetings & News

July 2018 - Monthly Meeting

The July meeting saw LMDS receive a talk from Leicestershire and Rutland FLO, Wendy Scott who elaborated on the Treasure process, the PAS scheme and some interesting finds logged on the PAS database. Thank you Wendy!

The raffle raised £37 which has gone to local charity 'Home for Heroes'.

Well done to the winners who received a free dig, bottle of whiskey and a bottle of Vodka.

The winner of the 'Guess how many coins' competition was Chris Dexter who receives a free dig!

And lastly, thank you Roman for the pictures :)

June 2018 - Latest Dig News

It's that time of year that land is either in crop or pasture too dry however the LMDS crew managed to find some prime land for us to swing our detectors and was rewarded with numerous finds dating from Saxon, medieval through to modern times.

Monthly Meeting - June 2018

Once again, another great club meeting, with a brilliant presentation on the real dad's army by Jed Jaggard, plus great company too, of course! Also, this months finds of note include a gold Half Angel and Silver Vervel.

 

May 2018 - Talk on Medieval Armour and Arms

Another great night was had by all at the Barrow on Sour Conservative Club. We had a talk and display on medieval armour and arms presented by Richard Knox. Wendy Scott from the BM attended to record our finds.

We also held a raffle and all proceeds will be donated to our chosen charity.
We also like to thank Denise for providing some great food and drinks.

 

Very Rare Viking Pendant Found

Very Rare Viking/Saxon pendant found by a LMDS member on a local farm...this pendant is now recorded and with the British Museum.

Latest Search on a local farm

Leicestershire Metal Detecting Society's latest search in the county has donated a metal detecter to young William the landowners son....

lots of nice history was found and will be recorded with the local FLO officer from the BM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018

An informal quiz night was held with members and guests of the Leicestershire metal detecting club at the Barrow upon Soar Conservative Club.
A great night with Team Lawrence picking up the winning prize: free dig and a bottle of whisky which was kindly donated back to club for a future charity raffle.
Special thanks to Darren White for organising the quiz.
Members are already looking forward to next month's meeting (3rd May 2018) when a special guest, Richard Knox, will be doing a talk on Mediaeval Knights' Armour.
Anyone is welcome to come and join us for this special evening starting at 7:30pm.

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Last Updated. 06-July-2018 By Metal Detecting Society