Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Only Intrested in the ‘Istry? Largest metal detecting forum admits major cover-upJuly 26, 2011 – 12:57
Only Intrested in the ‘Istry? Largest metal detecting forum admits major cover-up
Over on Heritage Action’s webpage is an interesting text on the flip-flopping of the ethos of the UK’s oldest and largest metal detecting forum. In the old days when some of us thought it was worth talking to artefact hunters, the UKDN was a place where only the thick-skinned archie would venture unless he was prepared to abandon all principles and simply fawn to them. It was on the basis of the reception met mainly there to ideas about “conservation of the resource” and the big no-phrase “common resource” that several of us formed our opinions of the milieu.