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« on: March 06, 2012, 05:49:57 PM »

Has anyone  ever been granted permmision to detect N.T sites? only asking because i'm going to e-mail them and plead with them to let me detect one of their sites.It's such a shame as the site probably wont be there in another 20-30 years as it's being eaten by the sea.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 05:57:32 PM »

NT have a blanket ban on detecting unless you have a genuine reason for it ie to further academic knowledge regarding a certain site, you would also need a written reference from a known archaeologist, a detailed plan of your search and the depths you propose to excavate finds from and specific site insurance.
And when you have amassed all of that they would probably still say no.

I would just wait on the beach and let it erode  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 06:06:59 PM »

Will they ever change their policy? I just think its a shame as the history is just going to be lost.and i used to live on this land when i was a kid.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 06:13:42 PM »

No probably not and with good reason in most cases. Unfortunately there are many many detectorists out there who seem to think just the sight of seeing someone detecting is a universal invitation to everybody.
I have had land permission where others have actually told the farmer when confronted that they saw me detecting and thought it would be OK. Stupid t..ts
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 09:10:01 PM »

National Trust is a resounding NO GO, as a member of N.T. I appealed to their good nature regarding the possibility of detecting on their land. They were quite clear that this will not be allowed under any circumstance, not even if you are a fee paying member.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 11:31:11 PM »

This is one of the reasons I'm no longer a member of the NT. Its becoming a 'Jolly old boy's club' and is not prepared to
listen to its members.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 04:40:25 PM »

Ohhh !!!! Yes you are spot on there, that is why I too am an ex member, and the fact that new members can join for 30 less than existing members and get a free pair of Binoculars, which are probably worth another 2.99. When i questioned why I had to pay 30 more, I got no reply ?
That is why I am now an EX Member. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 08:55:17 PM »

Ok its a great shame the NT won't listen to detectorists. All the same I'm a member, membership is quite a bargain price. But when they circulated all members for financial help to buy some land and a beach in North Wales, I put their letter straight in the bin. I can play silly b.....s too.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 10:51:35 AM »

I can perfectly understand the protection of the countryside with its sometimes fragile nature but to put the same restrictions on beaches is just plain stupidity.
Every tide removes any trace of human involvement so there's no reason to ban people enjoying that aspect of leisure. Its just ignorance of the facts that these officials
use to sway the opinions of the general public who are mostly uninformed of the real facts.

Look at how many of the major archaeological discoveries are being found and reported by detectorists. How our knowledge of this countries history is now being researched by official bodies,
due to the efforts of a dedicated band of detectorists, yet were still (in some circles) reviled as grave robbers and common thieves of the countries heritage. The trouble is, the people who hold these views are usually the same people who have access to the media, so can paint whatever picture they feel like. That in turn justifies the actions taken by organisations like the NT.

A classic example of today's NT was when I was travelling in Norther Ireland and needed directions from the Tourist Information Office. This office was situated 'inside' an NT car park so I had
to pay the entry fee (although I wasn't stopping to visit the site) just so that I could get those directions.. What a blatant ripoff - 'Money' that's all their interested in.
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