One detectorist says of plans to regulate the hobby: “The vile creatures inhabiting the socialist sewer once again somehow make it into the light again without being squashed as is their due and a detecting website says It’s an infringement of personal liberty”.

It sort of depends which side of the fence you are on. For us it is indeed an infringement of personal liberty – the personal liberty of British detectorists to deprive the public of items and knowledge that are theirs! Here’s just one example of the consequences of that liberty. The sooner the State takes control the better!

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More Heritage Journal views on artefact collecting
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