Leicestershire Metal Detecting Society

Leicestershire Metal Detecting Society (LMDS)


Welcome to LMDS and the world of history.

We are a friendly, like minded, group who share a love of the past and everything that goes with it. Based in the heart of Leicestershire we enjoy meeting up on a regular basis and discovering Leicestershire's past in its many fields and pastures. Although we are a private group, anyone is welcome to join us at the Barrow upon Soar Conservative Club on North Street where we meet up on the first Thursday in every month. There you will find a warm welcome from all our members, and if you love history and love this great hobby, then come along and meet us and share a pint and some food in a relaxing atmosphere.

A handful of coins

We often have speakers and our local FLO in attendance to record and identify our many finds. We donate all funds to local charities and run numerous raffles with this in mind.

Please come along and introduce yourself / say hello and see what the Leicestershire past was like.

If you are a landowner/ farmer and you are interested in discovering what history lays beneath your fields please don't hesitate to contract us and we can arrange a meeting at your convenience.

Tony Williams
Nigel Williams

Every 1st Thursday of the month, we meet at:
Barrow upon Soar Conservative Club
14 North Street
Barrow Upon Soar
LE12 8QA

Chairman: Tony Williams 07809 847108 email:  tonylcuk@yahoo.co.uk

Previous Meetings & News

Jun 2018 - Latest Dig News

It's that time of year that land is either in crop or pasture too dry however the LMDS crew managed to find some prime land for us to swing our detectors and was rewarded with numerous finds dating from Saxon, medieval through to modern times.

May 2018 - Talk on Medieval Armour and Arms

Another great night was had by all at the Barrow on Sour Conservative Club. We had a talk and display on mediaeval armour and arms presented by Richard Knox. Wendy Scott from the BM attended to record our finds.
We also held a raffle and all proceeds will be donated to our chosen charity.
We also like to thank Denise for providing some great food and drinks.


Very Rare Viking Pendant Found

Very Rare Viking/Saxon pendant found by a LMDS member on a local farm...this pendant is now recorded and with the British Museum.

Latest Search on a local farm

Leicestershire Metal Detecting Society's latest search in the county has donated a metal detecter to young William the landowners son....

lots of nice history was found and will be recorded with the local FLO officer from the BM.







April 2018

An informal quiz night was held with members and guests of the Leicestershire metal detecting club at the Barrow upon Soar Conservative Club.
A great night with Team Lawrence picking up the winning prize: free dig and a bottle of whisky which was kindly donated back to club for a future charity raffle.
Special thanks to Darren White for organising the quiz.
Members are already looking forward to next month's meeting (3rd May 2018) when a special guest, Richard Knox, will be doing a talk on Mediaeval Knights' Armour.
Anyone is welcome to come and join us for this special evening starting at 7:30pm.





November 2015

Metal Detecting.
Searching and recovering our lost historical heritage.

 Leicestershire Metal Detecting Society


Annual Awards Night November 5th 2015

We had 76 people turn up with 60 members renewing their membership for 2016.

The next meeting on Thursday December 3rd will be the final one for existing members to renew after which all you that are on our waiting list can then be awarded any places that the Administration has to spare. Feel free to come along to a meeting, first Thursday in each month at the Barrow Conservative Club to see what we are about and perhaps get on a dig as a guest.

The following awards were presented by Tony and Warren to:

  • Lee Cox for club Personality of the Year 2015
  • Rodney Sabine for his find of a rare Anglo Saxon coin.
  • Tim Bainbridge for his find of a lovely Anglo Saxon strap end.

Well done from all the membership 2015.

Members Update.

Member Gary Wigston once again had the club finds published in the magazines Treasure Hunting and The Searcher.

During the coming year some Guest Speaker nights will add extra interest to our meetings so keep an eye on the club postings.

We have member Craig Mitchel designing a new dedicated club website plus a YouTube channel so it's all looking good.

Lastly but not least we have Andrew Smith aka Arkwright, to thank for his club shop which kits us out in all manner of quality clothes and accessories.

Check us out on face book!

Lastly I want to add that on our last dig a total of £510.00 was donated to the Gadesby Church fund (another worthy cause).

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Last Updated. 19-June-2018 By Metal Detecting Society