Tomorrow, detecting rally at Harpswell, Lincs: “Numbers will be capped at 40 people… £20 per detectorist, all proceeds go to landowner

No! The landowner gets £800 maximum whereas if one detectorist finds one item worth £999 he does better than the landowner. And there are 40 of them. And if one finds more than one, or more than one find more than one item – or LOTS of items worth £100 … the division will be grotesquely unjust.

And guess who gets to decide whether each find is only worth £1,000?



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