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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

NCMD November News Update

Recent changes to the NCMD means we have some new faces on board. The majority of the NCMD Committee and Trustees are volunteers recruited from our own members. This means they have a vested interest in the NCMD and detecting. They work hard giving up their time to ensure our great hobby remains protected. Meet […]

The Scottish Treasure Trove Laws

The Scottish Treasure Trove laws are being reviewed in the new year and the NCMD have been invited to take part to ensure that the interests of our members in Scotland are represented, and to make sure that everyone has a voice in that review.  Dave Crisp and myself were invited to a meeting at […]

PAS Conference 2023

“The contribution of detector finds to archaeology”. This year’s PAS conference was held at the Yorkshire Museum in York, with the overall theme based around the contribution that detecting finds have made to archaeology and the archaeological record. There are currently around 1.66 million finds recorded on the PAS database, of which some 97% have […]


We will be holding an EGM on Thursday 8th June, this is to discuss an amendment to the constitution regarding the two remaining regions of the NCMD.