The club meet on the 11th April was a lively affair, topped by our annual awards.
The night started well with another brilliant talk pressed home by the inimitable Mr. Idris Evans, who raced through a dozen or more subjects – which included gold mining in Wales and the mysterious Gwyniad (Coregonus pennantii) – a rare freshwater whitefish native to Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid).
Sincere thanks, and some bonny blooms, were gifted to our own Jane for her effort and excellent time as Chair or otherwise in the Committee. Staying on club affairs for a few minutes, our Membership Secretary Colin pressed home the need to get those membership fees paid, whilst Cameron again emphasised that the new website ‘belongs to the club’ – encouraging members to get their stories, pictures and ideas in.
Show me the money
Here we are then. Award time. The award categories were as follows:
- Coin of the year
- Artefact of the year
- Detectorist of the year
Coin of the year
The award for coin of the year went to Dave Dickinson for his outstanding Gold Quarter Noble of Edward III, as follows:
- First: Gold Quarter Noble, Edward III – Dave Dickinson
- Second: King John Penny
- Third: Charles II Crown
- Fourth: James I Shilling
Artefact of the year
The award for artefact of the year went to Dave Dickinson for his sublime mid-late Bronze Age Spear, as follows:
- First: Mid-late bronze age spear – Dave Dickinson
- Second: Early medieval ring brooch
- Third: Celtic clothes fastener
- Fourth: Bronze-age dirk
Detectorist of the year
The award for overall detectorist of the year went to Chris Morris who accrued 100-points through the year for his superb finds, as follows:
- First: Chris Morris – 100 points
- Second: Trevor Brown – 81 points
- Third: Dave Dickinson – 53 points
This post should have been published some time ago. Unfortunately, my work commitments – which have included a lot of travelling of late – have denied me precious time to catch-up. Normal service now resumes!