We are always pleased to have new members join our friendly club so for that reason we have made it easy to join the Weekend Wanderers. Membership is on an annual basis and runs for twelve months from the month that you join and then renewed on the first day of that month a year later.
On joining the club, newsletters are sent to you with the next dig information featuring where & when we are digging along with any research or history notes.
It's just £20 to join the Weekend Wanderers giving you one years membership and we send you a membership card and information about the club. After that your annual subscriptions is just £15. We will email you a reminder that your subs are due then email a receipt.
Return your application form with your name, address, contact numbers and e-mail address & include your joining fee plus a photo of yourself. Please make cheques payable to Peter Welch and send to the address below.
We ask that you are members of the National Council for Metal Detectorists (NCMD) or the Federation of Independent Detectorists (FID) that gives you public liability insurance that you must renew annually with them.
Please remember that whenever you or your guests attend a Weekend Wanderers event, a few important rules must be observed.
TOP THREE RULES
1. Always fill your holes in.
Invisible mending even on stubble and ploughed land. Horse riders, livestock and walkers cross our fields and could break a leg in unfilled holes. It also gives us a bad image.
2. Never replace grass upside down.
Divots must be replaced green side up & heeled in firmly. Livestock will use the fields after so please protect them.
3. Do not leave large iron on the surface.
Take any large items of iron such as plough shares and horseshoes to the nearest hedge, otherwise bury in again. Never put trash back in the hole but take it with you.
1. Do not trespass on club farms.
Permission to detect on Weekend Wanderers farmland is granted only on days agreed between the landowner and the organizer. No re-visiting our farms or approaching our landowners for own permission. Keep to the allocated fields on the day.
2. Respect the countryside code of conduct
*Litter must always be taken home especially on overnight stays and rallies. *Dogs are allowed but to be kept on a lead. *Open farm gates rather than climbing over them.
3. Young children must be supervised at all times. Farms and fields are full of hidden dangers. Slurry pits, barbed wire, livestock and moving vehicles such as tractors name just a few. It’s nice to see kids on the digs but The Weekend Wanderers cannot assume liability in the event of injury.
4. Abide by club marshals directions.
Do not block entrances or machinery.
Club procedure on finds
Live ammunition & ordnance
*If you discover any live ammunition or any lethal object such as an unexploded bomb or mine do not touch it. Mark the site carefully and contact us or report it to the landowner or local police.
*In the event that you have come across suspected archaeology or a hoard then digging should stop immediately and the organizer should be informed.
Getting your finds recorded is an essential aspect of our hobby to preserve valuable information for the historical record. Please get your finds identified & recorded with your local Finds Liaison Officer. Make sure each find is put in a poly bag with the provenance and date of find clearly written on the strip. Identification may be helped if you are able to gently clean the surface mud off your find before you take it to your FLO. For the PAS database, contact details and conservation advice, please visit www.finds.org.uk
* There is a contract between the Weekend Wanderers Metal Detecting Club and the landowner. The value of any treasure find is to be shared equally between the landowner/s, the finder/s.
The club also has a 50/50 share agreement on any non-treasure item valued at over £1000 to be shared equally between the landowner/s and finder/s.
Acquaint yourself with the laws of Treasure Trove, which may have been revised. Make sure that you understand any changes.
Membership can be renewed by post, bank transfer or preferably when you come to your next dig. Annual subscriptions are still £15.
Please include your membership number plus your current e-mail address and make cheques payable to Peter Welch.
Bank transfer details
N.B. Please give a reference, i.e. your name & post code.
Account Name: The Weekend Wanderers Metal Detecting Club
Account Number: 58582214
Sort Code: 09-01-26