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Steve Rice has been Metal Detecting for over 20 years. He is a member and past chairman of the South Lancs and Cheshire Metal Detecting Club.

Steve will endeavour to keep everyone up to date with his finds (and other members' finds) as well as the hobby in general. He is also a keen Coin Collector and Historian and will keep you upto date with this also.

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Metal Detecting - a few days away!!

Posted by ricey on September 30, 2007 10:26 AM

Okay I was feeling depressed. I don’t know why but I just couldn’t be bothered doing anything. I even found it difficult getting out of the house. As for work this was a big no no. I think it was this which brought it on in the first place. I went to the doctors and he signed me off work with depression. He also stated the importance of getting out of the house.

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Man discovers treasure in late wife’s handbag

Posted by ricey on August 5, 2007 10:22 AM

A widower was surprised to find a hoard of ancient coins in his late wife’s handbag.

The gold and silver coins, part of a group found in an Upper Norwood garden 54 years ago, were discovered while the elderly widower sorted through his wife’s belongings.

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Most important Viking Treasure in 150 years found by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire

Posted by ricey on August 5, 2007 10:15 AM

A major Viking hoard was discovered in the Harrogate area in January 2007 by metal-detectorists David and Andrew Whelan. The size and quality of the hoard is remarkable, making it the most important find of its type in Britain for over 150 years.

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Hectic as of late

Posted by ricey on August 1, 2007 5:55 AM

It has been a bit hectic as of late so thought it was time to keep everybody upto date a bit with what is going on at South Lancs. We have had a few interesting speakers at the club over the last few mettings. One interesting Speaker at the last meeting was Frances McIntosh. She is the new FLO (Finds Liason Officer) based at the Museum. It is her goodeslf that we voluntarily register our finds with. She also helps us with identification of some of the more difficult finds. We hope to give her as much support as we can.

Many club members also attended a rally at Combermere on the 18th June. It is understood a number of denarii were found (not from our members). I'll try and find out a bit more.

It has also been decided that we will be taking part, as a cub, in the Big History Show which is being organised by Radio Merseyside on the 14th/15th and 16th September. Certainly a busy time for the club at the moment. Must fly but didn't want you to think I'd forgotten about you


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The Severn Stoke Saxon Coin Hoard

Posted by ricey on July 5, 2007 2:40 PM

The Severn Stoke Saxon Coin Hoard

In 1996 a hoard of 18 silver Saxon pennies were found near Severn Stoke, Worcestershire.In 2001 a further coin from the hoard was found in the same area. Twelve of the coins (of which 9 are shown below) were struck for King Burgred of West Mercia (reigned 852-874.) The other coins were struck for kings of Wessex - Aethelwulf, Aethelberht and Aethelred l. It was Burgred who gave the land at Hartlebury Castle, now home to Worcestershire County Museum, to the Bishops of Worcester in 854 AD.

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