IT IS NOW DOCUMENTED BY THE MUSEUM OF LONDON, THAT THAMES AND FIELD ARE THE MOST PROLIFIC RECORDER'S OF FINDS FOR P.A.S IN THE COUNTRY......100'S PER MONTH....WITH MANY "ONE AND ONLY'S" !!!! NOT BAD EH ???......IN FACT "BLOODY EXCELLENT" SPRING'S TO MIND !!!!
Steve Brooker has asked me to email you in regards to his metal detecting activities; Steve is a member of the Thames mudlarks and as such has had long associations with the Museum of London, he is a regular reporter of finds, coming in to the Museum of london about one a month with some often exceptional finds. Steve has also been involved with educating the public about responsible metal detecting and the value of archaeological finds, he worked voluntarily at the British Museum Finds Day earlier this year. He has also recently set up the Thames and field metal detecting club aimed to help educate new metal dectorists, both of the activity itself and more specifically on the identification of finds.
I would have no doubt in saying Steve and his colleagues have been fantastic people to work with, and are responsible metal detectorist.
Community Archaeologist & Finds Liaison Officer
Museum of London
150 London Wall
London. EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 020 7814 5733
Fax: 020 7600 1058
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As you can see recording of finds is extremely important to us. Andy, John and I record many items monthly with the museum of london. This part is as important to us as the digging is!
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Faye's gone to further her education, so our new FLO at the museum is "Kate Sutton". All who have met her so far says shes great, the old git even said to me and andy ("a real smart cookie")coming from the old fart, kate must be good !!......We hope to get her to the club in feb......
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DUNNY AND THE MUD GOD GAVE A TALK FOR THE MUSEUM OF LONDON WITH KATE THE LOVELY F.L.O, IT WENT REALLY WELL, AND IT GAVE OUR SIDE OF DETECTORING TO THE MASSES !!!!! TOP DAY OUT !!!.........see what was said about us below !!!!!
From: Sutton, Kate
Date: 03/27/07 11:13:53
Subject: FW: Fw: MA Artefact Studies trip
Thanks so much to you and John, you were both brilliant.
Thought you might be interested to see the below message.
All the best,
London Finds Liaison Officer & Community Archaeologist
Museum of London
150 London Wall
London. EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 020 78145733
Fax: 0870 444 3853
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From: Bill Sillar [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 25 March 2007 13:11
To: Sutton, Kate
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Fw: MA Artefact Studies trip
Just to say thank you so much for organizing the session for my MA students last Tuesday. It was really good to hear from both you and the mudlarks about the realities of PAS in London, and how much good work is being done. Thank you all for giving your time. Sorry we had slightly reduced numbers!
I think one of the students (Lynne Buckley) would be very interested in doing a placement with you and identifying a dissertation topic. At the moment she has a number of different interests and would I think be very open to discussions. One of her interests is to compare different 'artefact biographies', from their original production and deposition to the routes through which artefacts are discovered and how this affects what is reported and how they are then curated (e.g. from archaeological excavations, metal detecting, fieldwalking etc.). I've talked to Lynee and Sally a bit about this, but I'm sure that the best thing is for you and Lynee to meet up and see if you can come to a good arrangement that is not too much of an imposition on your time. I'd be happy to come along to the meeting or discuss things with you separately if you wish.
I would very much like to develop what we did this year a bit further. e.g. to join the mudlarks on the foreshore and then work with you and them to help clean and record the material recovered, if that would be o.k. with you and the mudlarks.
Once again, thanks for all your help and enthusiasm.
KATE SUTTON THE MUSEUM OF LONDON'S FLO HAS BECOME A GREAT FRIEND TO MYSELF AND THE MEMBERS OF THAMES AND FIELD AND KATE TURNS UP FOR EVERY MEETING OF T AND F, TO RECORD OUR FINDS AND GIVE US THE LATEST INFO !!!.......SHE IS A GREAT WOMAN AND A REAL ASSET TO OUR CLUB. KATES SENT ME A GREAT LETTER FOR OUR MEMBERS AND OUR WEB SITE..............HAVE A LOOK !!!
As the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Greater London, based in the Museum of London, I have regular contact with the members of the Thames and Field Metal Detecting Club. It is a pleasure to work with a club who are so helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about many different aspects of the past.
The Club actively promotes best practice within the hobby. I was invited to attend club meetings and members promptly report their finds (including potential Treasure cases) for recording either at these meetings or through regular visits to the Museum.
Members of the Thames and Field Club are also willing to volunteer their time and expertise to assist with PAS and Museum outreach events and archaeological excavations.
In short, the Museum of London and PAS enjoy a good working partnership with the Thames and Field Club with many benefits for archaeology as a whole.
Finds Liaison Officer and Community Archaeologist for Greater London
Museum of London
THIS IS A GREAT LETTER AND MEANS A LOT TO THE CLUB, AS IT SHOWS THAT DETECTING AND RECORDING AT THAMES AND FIELD IS BEING DONE RESPONSIBLY AND TO THE BOOK.
REMEMBER TIGHT WAD, DUNNY AND MYSELF HAVE RECORDED 1000's OF ITEMS OVER THE YEARS, AND NOW WE ARE SHOWING THE WAY TO NEW MEMBERS (AND OLD !) TO THE BENEFITS OF CORRECT PROCEDURE IN DETECTING.........ITS GREAT TO GET YOUR BITS IN A MUSEUM, A BOOK OR HAVE A PAPER DONE ON IT !!!! JUST REMEMBER, THAT FIND IS NO GOOD SITTING AT THE BACK OF A DRAWER...........GET IT SEEN !!!
YOU WILL FIND THE GREAT KATE SUTTON (THE FLO AT THE MUSEUM OF LONDON) AT EVERY MEETING !!!........SHE RECORDS ALL OUR FIND'S AND IS A GREAT FRIEND AND ASSET TO OUR CLUB (I'M SURE SHE COULD FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT ???)
A TOP WOMAN IN HER FIELD (OR IN THE THAME'S !!!)
GET IT RECORDED, AS IT ADD'S TO OUR HERITAGE AND BENEFIT'S DETECTING........SHOWING CORRECT PROCEDURE IN RECORDING CAN ONLY HELP DETECTING IN THE LONG RUN. IF THE TIME COME'S WHEN THE GOVENMENT SAY'S "NO MORE" !!! YOU AS A DETECTORIST WILL HAVE TO SHOW "WHY YOU SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CARRY ON" !!! GET IT RECORDED, AND MAKE IT COUNT !!!! (THAT TIME COULD BE SOON !!!)
NOW DOCUMENTED BY THE MUSEUM OF LONDON AS THE COUNTRY'S LEADING CLUB FOR RECORDING'S WITH P.A.S.........