NCMD has guided tour of printing facility.

NCMD Membership Secretary, David Millington, was recently invited by our printers PCS to have a guided tour of their production facility. We’d just ordered a new batch of 20,000 NCMD welcome letters and membership cards. Sales Manager, Andy Philbin talked us through the process. “The NCMD Card and Fobs are produced using 100% recycled PVC […]

PAS Cymru – Further update for Welsh Detectorists.

The NCMD has received a reply to our campaign email on the budget cuts to PAS in Wales. This response is from the office of Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts and Culture. Thank you for your email to Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts and Culture to express your concerns regarding the future of […]

Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales 

The NCMD have been writing to members of the Welsh Government, and associated funders in response to budget cuts that could affect the PAS service in Wales.  We have received the following response from Steve Burrow, Deputy Head of Public History & Archaeology.  “I’m writing to you in my capacity as Amgueddfa Cymru’s organizational lead […]

Scottish Treasure Trove – Public Consultation

The King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (KLTR) has launched a public consultation to review the Scottish Treasure Trove system, the process that is used for assessing and preserving archaeological finds discovered in Scotland. The consultation aims to get views from everyone who uses the system. Whether that be Museums, Public Heritage Organisations, Metal Detecting Clubs […]

Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Annual Report

The recent press launch of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) 2022 Annual Report was a great success. Hosted by Sir Mark Jones the new Head of the British Museum, there was a strong turnout. Including members of the Portable Antiquities Advisory Group, which includes the NCMD represented by Alan Tamblyn, Dave Crisp and David Millington. […]

BBC Morning Live Filming

Alan Tamblyn, NCMD General Secretary had an enjoyable day yesterday, with some great fellow detectorists and a film crew from BBC Morning Live. Alan said, “It was great to meet Paddy and Andy Hooper and ‘Jelly’ from Colchester, all very responsible detectorists who are passionate about the hobby. Rhys and the guys from the BBC […]

New to metal detecting?

If you are new to the hobby of metal detecting there can be a lot to learn. These basic rules will help you get started. Our beginners guide is also full of useful information. If you have just joined as a member, why not log into our forum. It’s a great place to ask questions […]

FREE Under 16 Year Old Memberships!

To help and encourage more families into the hobby, Parents and Legal Guardians can now add up to 3 Under 16 year olds to their NCMD membership accounts for FREE! The U16 membership expires a day before their 16th Birthday. Discover more and if you’re an existing member add your Under 16 year olds here

Thank you

 We recently received an email from Michael Lewis on behalf of the NCMD and its members. Well done to everyone that recorded finds with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.  Hi All (PAS staff, managers and PAAG members), Happy New Year! In 2023, PAS staff, volunteers and interns etc, recorded 74,506 finds within 50,550 records, which is an […]

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the NCMD Committee and Board of Trustees I would like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year!I’d also like to thank all my colleagues, both on the committee and on the board of trustees for the huge amount of work and commitment they put into supporting our members and our […]