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Friday, 29 June 2012

Metal Detecting Fun Weekend in Aid of Charity - Wiltshire


Metal Detecting Fun Weekend
Return Trip (New Land) to
Foxham, Wiltshire
In Aid of Charity


Date/Times

Friday 28th, Saturday 29thand Sunday 30th September 2012.

N.B. No arrivals before 1000hrs on Friday please.
There will be a small area of land marked off for those who arrive on Friday to detect on during Friday afternoon. This will be pasture.

Please note Saturday and Sunday detecting will begin at 10am and there will be a rally briefing at 9.45 Saturday 29th at the front of the Reading Room.
Detect till dusk.
This event is restricted to 150 detectorists only on a first come first served basis.
No reserve bookings or pay-on-day accepted.
Please note there will be no bookings accepted after 23rd September 2012.
I have already had a huge interest in this rally, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Location
Foxham Reading Room, Foxham, Wiltshire, SN15 4NH.

Directions
Direction signs will be out.
From the M4 Junction 16 take the A3102 via Wooton Bassett, Lyneham. Approx 2miles after Lyneham at bottom of hill turn right. Follow the rally signs (white background with MD Rally in black) to Foxham.

Or From M4 junction 17 take B4122 for approx 1 mile and turn left onto B4069, via Sutton Benger, to Christian Malford. From here you will see rally signs (white background with MD Rally in black) to Foxham.

Arrival
Please book in at the Reading Room to Kim.
You will have the full use of the Reading Room hall, ladies and gents toilets, hot and cold water throughout the week end.

Camping Caravanning
On your arrival at Foxham Reading Room you will be designated your camping/caravan site. This is on the village green in front of the Reading Room.
(There is no extra charge for camping/caravanning.)


Bed & Breakfast
Those who wish to book B&B you can do so by contacting Robert & Lynne Pegler, tel 01249-740253, quoting Kim’s Rally.
They have limited rooms available, but they do have other contacts for accommodation, so book early to avoid disappointment.
(B&B is not included in the ticket price.)

Refreshments and Food

Reading Room
Food will be available from Friday evening and throughout the weekend at the Reading Room.

At the Reading Room-
Friday evening serving bangers and mash and choice of pudding for £5.50.
Saturday and Sunday morning from 8.30am a full English breakfast @ £5.50 per head will be served. You will be delighted to hear there will be the same friendly service, delicious food and impeccable standards as last time.

For Saturday evening there will be a BBQ @ £3.00 per head, with a vegetarian option also available.
Please note so that we can cater for everybody we will need numbers in advance, so when booking for this weekend please indicate which meals you require by using the return slip. See the booking form at the end of this document.
No return slip no - main meals, so please don’t forget to book.
NB. Meals are paid for on the day.

There will also be light refreshments available throughout Saturday and Sunday at the Reading Room. Serving hot and cold drinks and fresh sandwiches made to order (no booking form needed for these light refreshments).

Foxham Inn
For those who prefer, the local pub, Foxham Inn, serves good pub grub and is only a five minute walk from the Reading Room.
The Reading Room catering staff will be serving a Sunday lunchtime BBQ at the Foxham Inn. The time for the start of this will be given during the rally briefing on the Saturday morning. Proceeds from this will be going to the charities.

Detecnicks Metal Detecting Shop
On location through the whole weekend will be our one and only lovely couple Laura and Nick from Detecnicks.


Organiser on behalf of Foxham Church and Foxham Reading Room.
Kim Clarke e-mail mrstiffler@btopenworld.com., Mobile 07504697077
Assistants for the week end:
Nev Clarke
Josh Clarke.
Steve Cutts




Tickets
A donation of £35-00 per detectorist for the whole week end. There will be no day tickets available for this event.

Payment -Cheques and postal orders only to be made payable to Foxham Reading Room Management Committee.
Send payment and a stamped addressed envelope to:
Kim Clarke,
20 Leather Lane
Great Yeldham,
Halstead
Essex
CO9 4JB.
In return you will receive your detecting pass ticket (which must be attached to either yourself or your detector throughout the whole week end) and terms and conditions.
Please note you will need your pass when you book in.

All proceeds will be donated to Foxham Church and Foxham Reading Room.

Land Available and Ground Conditions
In the heart of this delightful quaint rural Wiltshire village, I have for you 150 acres approx. of light soil top with a clay base.
There will be a mixture of cultivated, stubble and pasture. The pasture fields have not been pasture for more than 3 years. The land is spread amongst two farms. The amount of cultivated land (approx 90acres) will obviously depend on how early the harvest is done. But the landowners assure me, weather permitting, they will try their best to get the land cultivated.

Brief History
Evidence of a small Roman settlement has been indicated on the edge of the village, not that many yards from one of the fields we have available.

There is also evidence of many medieval buildings, now long gone, and very early allotments/strip farming on some of the fields we are going to detect on.
These areas will be highlighted on the maps that will be handed out on arrival.

Light Entertainment
A bar will be provided in the Reading Room on Friday and Saturday evening, serving beers, soft drinks and wine. On Saturday evening there will be (free) music from a band playing jazz and old time music. So please don’t forget to bring along your party frocks.

On Saturday evening outside the Reading Room will be the BBQ (see Ticket and Meal Booking Form at the end of this document).

A raffle will be run over the week end, being drawn at the Reading Room on Sunday. Any donations for prizes will be greatly appreciated. Please hand to the raffle stall on Friday and Saturday morning. There will be a number of detecting items as prizes.
All proceeds from the raffle will also be donated to Foxham Church and the Reading Room.

Terms and Conditions
The land owners Mr & Mrs R Pegler and Mr A Glass & Son, grants a licence to enter the fields specified during the following period of time, from 1200hrs Friday 28th September 2012 to 1600hrs Sunday 30th September 2012 for the sole purpose of metal detecting for items whether ancient or modern.

Notes on Finds

Finds over 300 years old and over £300 in value and items subject to the Treasure Act 1996 are to be divided 50/50 with the landowner.

To build and retain a good relationship with the land owner please show all finds. Share the unearthed fascinating history of your finds as nobody is going to take them away from you (obviously unless subject to treasure trove).
This can only earn acceptance for our return trips and encourages the rest of us to try harder.
The local FLO, Katie Hinds, has been invited to record and identify finds.

The land owner respectfully requests the following:
1. All holes to be filled in.
2. Dogs are allowed, but must at all times be kept on a leash.
3. Entry to the specified fields indicated by the rally organiser via proper entry routes, not through hedgerows please.
4. No telephone calls to the landowner requesting return detecting.
5. No camp fires, only proper camping stoves to be used.
6. All rubbish to be put in bins/bags/skip provided.

General Note – In the event of a hoard or important find coming up the follow actions are to take place.
The finder is requested to stop digging and inform the rally organiser (Kim Clarke Mobile 07504697077) who will cordon off the area and along with the FLO, decide on the necessary course of action.
This course of action is to acknowledge the identity of the finder and to preserve the historical record.
It is your responsibility to abide by the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996 and Treasure Act Code of Practice (www.finds.org.uk).

Please note the following. Once you have made your donation to take part in this event you have accepted to be bound by the terms and conditions as laid down and described in this document.
Failing to comply with any of the terms and conditions for this event may result in early termination of your weekend.
If there is any one of the above terms and conditions you feel you don’t agree with then this event is not for you.

Insurance
Please ensure you have either NCMD, FID membership or other relevant personal liability insurance.

Note for non-UK Residents- It will be your responsibility to arrange an export licence for any of your finds of fifty years old and over.


Ticket and Meal Booking Form
Foxham Rally 28th -30th September 2012

Your Name …………………………………..

Tickets
Number of weekend tickets required-
£35.00 each



Meals
Number of Friday Eve ‘Bangers and mash & pud’ meals required @ £5.50 (pay on day)

Number of Saturday Full English Breakfasts-from 8.30am
£5.50 each (pay on day)





Number of Sunday Full English Breakfasts-from 8.30
£5.50 each (pay on day)




Number of Saturday eve BBQ-
£3.00 each (pay on day)


Number of Saturday eve BBQ- vegetarian option
£3.00each (pay on day)




Number of Sunday lunchtime BBQ at Foxham Inn £3.00 (pay on day)

Number of Sunday lunchtime Vegetarian BBQ at Foxham Inn £3.00 (pay on day)


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