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We hold regular weekend digs - and all members are welcome to attend.
Details of all upcoming digs can be found on our Events Facebook page.
North of the Tyne Detecting
Detectorcon Two 2022
Friday 29th July - Monday 1st August 2022
Tickets - SOLD HERE
Following the success of our Detectorcon 2021 Rally last year, North of the Tyne Detecting is very excited to announce that we will be holding another weekend rally this summer - Detectorcon Two! 2022
This year we have a whopping 600+ acres of previously undetected land, in a historically-rich area near Tarset/Bellingham, Northumberland. There will once again be a marquee with traders, live evening entertainment, full licensed bar, food stands, fire-pit, prize raffle, onsite camping and more!
Full weekend tickets include camping ( Friday Midday to Monday 11am ) and detecting Saturday-to-Sunday. One ticket is valid for one person regardless if they are detecting or not.
Kids under 16 go FREE !!!
Take a look at some of the highlights from Detectorcon 2021 here, to see what you can expect.
There are lots of videos available on YouTube too.
Armed with experience and your feedback from last year, this year's Detectorcon Two 2022 promises to be bigger and better!
Tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite - you will need to bring your PRINTED TICKET to enter the rally.
Postcode and further info will be emailed to all ticket holders in the week before the event.
This is an event not to be missed! Scroll down to find out more...
Detectorcon and COVID 19
North of the Tyne Detecting considers the safety of all its members and rally attendees to be a top priority. We will therefore be keeping a close eye on the latest COVID developments and Government legislation, and ensuring that we comply with all neccesary measures.
Location and land...
The rally land is close to Bellingham/Tarset, in Northumberland - an area rich in history that has produced some great finds, including Bronze age, Iron age, Medieval and Roman. Located less than 10 miles from Hadrians Wall - this is truly a great area to be detecting!
The land itself boasts some fantastic features, including the remains of an old castle dating from the 1200s, medieval crop marks and stone ruins, a roman river crossing and settlement.
So far 8 hoards have been found within 1 mile of the rally site (Bronze age and Roman coins and jewellery).
Our Useful Information page includes some further details about the location, including a map. More specific location information will be provided to ticket-holders in the week before the event.
We will be burying a hoard of 100 pound coins somewhere on the land for a lucky detectorist to find!
Camping on site...
Full weekend tickets include the option to camp on site, and enjoy the evening entertainment.
You are welcome to camp on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Check-in on Friday opens at 12pm (noon), and all attendees must be off-site by 11am on Monday morning.
Tents, caravans and campervans are all welcome.
Toilets, water bowsers and bottled drinking water will all be available. There will not be any electricity to plug in.
food and drink
Food and drink...
There will lots of tastey food options available to keep you fuelled during the weekend, serving from breakfast, through-out the day and into the evening.
You will have your pick of fresh pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and many more delicious choices.
Each day there will be menu specials, including pies, curry and even a Sunday dinner!
Rutherfords will be back again! Bringing their fab fully licensed bar - serving alcohol and soft-drinks throughout the day and night.
You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the site.
BBQs are allowed - providing that they are raised off the ground, and you have an appropriate fire extinguisher to hand.
At night the marquee will be transformed into a fun social space, with tables and benches to relax and unwind after a long day digging.
There will also be the famous North of the Tyne Detecting fire-pit outside, to sit around under the stars with a pint.
There will be music to suit every taste , with a mix of easy listening, upbeat covers from the 70's to now, as well as some original songs.
Our bands promise to bring a smile to all, with strong vocals and a flavour of flamenco inspired lead/rhythm guitar sound.
Music covers will include Bon Jovi, Lynryd Skynrd, Amy Winehouse, Billy Idol, Frank Sinatra, Kings of Leon...
the list goes on ...
There will also be prizes for best finds and other treats.
We will once again have a number of trade stands selling a range of detecting related products in the marquee, through-out the day.
So whether you are after some new gear to add to your detecting armoury, or you need to pick up a forgotten item - our traders will have you covered! There will be everything from finds boxes, field gear and cleaning tools, to detectors, coils, spades, gifts, club merchandise and magazine subscriptions!
There will be coin and artefact dealers - offering a great opportunity to add some items to your collection.
DNW Auctions will also be on hand to help if you have any finds you are considering putting into auction.
If you have items that you would like identifying and valuing - then bring them along too!
There will be a marquee with trade stalls in the day and evening entertainment at night.
On-site camping available for all full weekend ticket holders. Tent, caravans and campervans are all welcome.
Water bowsers will be provided for washing, and bottled drinking water will also be available.
On-site parking will be available.
There will be toilets and hand sanitising stations.
We're also working on getting showers!
Treasure Hunting magazine's Editor Julian Evan-Hart is going to be our official Event Photographer.
If you want your photo taken at any stage of the event just ask when you see him! As well as being out and about, Julian will also be found at the Treasure Hunting magazine trade stand, which will be present throughout the whole event.
In addition, if you would like to bring along any finds for Reader Finds or would like any of your finds from Detectorcon photographed - just ask Julian for details at the event.
We will create a large folder at the end of the event, to which you can all upload any photos you want. There will also be a page with all photos available.
Bringing pet Dogs...
Dogs are welcome at the event but MUST be kept on lead at all times.
ALL DOG MESS MUST BE PICKED UP BY THE OWNERS AND DIPOSED OF IN THE WHEELIE BINS PROVIDED.
Get your tickets now - and we'll see you there!
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