If i had a penny for every time i heard somebody shout "found anything yet mate?" id be a rich man.
The image of old men walking around a field with there anoraks on are long gone due to the many history/digging/archaeology programs on the tv today.
The past has become big buisness and of course its quite trendy too to be into history. OFF WITH THE ANORAKS AND ON WITH THE HOODIES!! Well perhaps not.......
I think its great that so many are now taking a great
interest in history and want a more hands on history experience. Remember the first coin you had up? I bet you can still remember what it was and where it was found! Remember that excitment from finding that coin, thats what i want to give to this club. Every time somebody brings a find to club night, everyone gets to see it, feel it and learn about the background to it.
Some of our members record up to 20+ items per month with certain museums. Some of our new members will still be waiting for their first hammered or maybe Roman or Georgian coins, this is why I’ve started this club for the novice and the expert to mix together to get the most from this great hobby. When a new member comes through the door for the first time with a piece of scrap iron that he/she thinks is the bees knees of a find, course it is to them as she or he found it and to them its special.
Imagine the seasoned treasure hunter at the club with his newly found 500 year old pilgrims badge (he’s got the same buzz) but the 2 finds are a million miles apart.
That’s what this club is all about. Everyone, young, old, male, female, novice, expert will be treated the same as a find to each of them gives them the same high whether it be scrap iron or a pilgrims badge.
I hope everyone will grow together in the club and learn from each other. Remember it’s a great hobby whether you do it 7 days a week or once a month. The more you put in the more you get out!!!
So Please come along to find out more. We know your like it (but remember it can be addictive!)
AS I SAID ABOVE.....THE MORE YOU PUT IN , THE MORE YOU GET OUT !!!......START TO LOOK AT THE CONTENTS SECTIONS FOR FINDS PICS !!! ( SOME OF THESE GUYS/GIRLS ARE OUT 24/7 AND SOME JUST ONCE A MONTH) EVERY ONE SE'Z HOW LUCKY TIGHT WAD AND I ARE !!!! WHAT THAT DONT SEE ARE THE NAFF HOLES IN BETWEEN THE GOOD FINDS !!! GET OUT THERE AND AVE IT...........THE MORE TIME IN.......(WITH LUCK)......THE MORE OUT..........
ALSO YOU WANNA GO TO A CLUB WHERE YOU FEEL PART OF IT !!! YOU WANT TO WALK THROUGH THE DOOR AND SEE YOUR MATES AND YOU WANNA MAKE MATES !!! IV'E BEEN IN CLUBS WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE A BACON SANDWICH IN A SYNAGOGUE !!! CERTAIN TABLES AND MEMBERS DONT TALK TO YOU TILL YOU HAVE 5 YEARS + MEMBERSHIP, UNDER YOUR BELT !!!..........IT DOESNT HAPPEN AT THAMES AND FIELD....THE MOB AND I , PUT OUR SELVES OUT TO MAKE EVERY ONE FEEL WELCOME. NOVICE OR EXPERT ,YOU ALL GET TREATED THE SAME......BADLY !!!!! (WE TALK TO YOU AFTER 10 YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP, AT THIS POINT YOU CAN COME INSIDE THE BUILDING FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS!!) UP UNTIL THIS POINT, YOU SIT IN THE CAR PARK ON THE ALLOCATED CHAIR.......TO BE PRECISE, A STONE BLOCK !!!..............THE BEATINGS STOP AFTER THE 3rd YEAR !!!!!!
WHO SE'Z THE THAMES ISN'T CLEAN !!!!!!
OLD TIGHT WAD AND I ALWAYS (EVEN MID WINTER !!) WASH IN THE THAMES (AS WERE ALWAYS CAKED IN MUD AFTER EACH SESSION)......JUST THINK DECEMBER TIME, MINUS TEMPS, HOWLING WIND (PARDON !) SO COLD YOU CANT FEEL YOUR HANDS AND YOUR COVERED IN MUD !!........OFF WITH THE SHIRT AND INTO THE THAMES !!! (AND THATS TRUE TOO !!)
BOTH OF US HAVE SEEN DEAD RATS,TURDS,TAMPONS,FRENCH LETTERS,BODYS,DOGS AND CATS AND ONCE A PIG FLOATING BY......SO CHECK OUT THE PICS BELOW TO SHOW THE "THAMES HEALTH SPA" ADMITTEDLY HALF MY HAIRS FALLEN OUT, WITH THE TEETH FOLLOWING.... BUT AT 45 AND SIX FOOT FIVE, BODY OF A GOD, THERE MUST BE SOMETHING IN THAT WATER ????.......WHO SAID S**T BY THE LOOK OF YOUR BODY ???
FORGET LOURDES !!.....GET YOUR ATHLETE'S FOOT DOWN TO THE THAMES !!!
WHERE'S THE FRIGGING PLUG ??
TIGHT WAD....GIVE MY SHOWER CAP BACK !!!
BODY OF A GOD..........(PITY IT'S BUDDA !!!)
DROPPED THE BLOODY SOAP NOW !!
I'M BLIND !!!
COMING SOON....."TIGHT WAD GOES NUDE FOR THAMES AND FIELD" HE'S ASKED FOR £45000......NO, NOT A FEE.....BUT A PART DOWN PAYMENT ON LIPOSUCTION !!!!!! (£25000 IS JUST FOR THE SKIPS TO TAKE THE FAT AWAY)
SHOW ME DETECTORIST'S AS HARD AS "MUDLARK'S" !!!.........MINUS TEMP'S, WATER POURING IN YOUR HOLE FROM ABOVE AND BELOW AND SHIFTING TON'S OF SPOIL ON EVERY OUTING........IT'S NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED !!!!
YES, THIS IS MY LEG.......AFTER A SESSION ON THE LOWER THAME'S !!!
WHY'S IT CALLED "MUDLARKING" ???
IS IT DIRTY DOWN THERE ???
HOW DIRTY WILL I GET ???
THE CONDITION'S YOU DIG OR DETECT IN, CAN BE SO BAD YOU WOULD'NT SEND YOUR DOG TO DO IT !!!! BUT WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER IS AMONST ALL THAT SH*T IS OUR PAST HISTORY.........AND HOW ELSE ARE YOU GONNA GET IT OUT ??? EXTREME DETECTING IN ALL CONDITION'S !!! "THAT'S MUDLARKING" !!!