About us

The original and best metal detecting club, which has been in existence since its formation by six detecting enthusiasts in 1976.  We are based in the historical town of Mold, Flintshire, North Wales and have about 120 members – both men and women.

Club meetings
We meet on the second Friday each month at The Town Hall, Earl Road, Mold and our meetings typically include:

  • A display of some of our member’s finds.
  • Guest speakers / presentations on a range of subjects.
  • A ‘Find of the Month’ competition [coins and artifacts].
  • Tea/coffee and a chance to talk to other enthusiasts in a friendly atmosphere.

Meetings start at 7.30 in the evening, and usually finish around 9.45 to 10.00.

Please feel free to visit us at any meeting without pressure or obligation. If you do pop in, ask a member to be introduced to one of our committee upon arrival – you will be made most welcome.

Club digs and rallies
The club arranges monthly outings for members to farm sites (we pay farmers for the opportunity to visit and detect their land).

  • The club will ask for a small charge from members, which we make available for the farmer.
  • The club also provides details of other outings and rallies arranged by other groups and clubs, for which charges vary.
  • We occasionally arrange charity digs with land owners. Charges for these events may vary.
  • We have an ongoing dialogue with the The East Coast Research and Discovery Association [E.C.R.D.A.] – an American club based in New Jersey. Some club members have enjoyed exchange visits with our American cousins.

National Council membership
All club members are also members of the National Council for Metal Detecting, and are covered by Insurance for public liability for £20,000,000.

Note that to attend our club outings you must be a member of the National Council, and so hold the required insurance cover. We are:

  • A member club of the National Council for Metal Detecting [north-west region].
  • Affiliated to the central council of physical recreation.
  • Recognised by the National Farmers Union [N.F.U] and the Country Land and Business Association [C.L.A] as the voice of responsible metal detecting.

Becoming a member
If you would like to be considered for membership, complete an application form and send it to the Membership Secretary:

Chris Smith

3Tai Rhyd y Cilgwyn



Denbighshire   LL15 2UB


Tel: 01824 520289


Please also ensure you include a stamped, self addressed envelope with your application.

Want to know more?
If you have any further questions or queries you can:

  • Use the form on the contact page of this website
  • Phone our club secretary, Christopher Smith, on 01824 520289
  • Email Christopher at christopher.smith18@sky.com