How rude of me I haven't even introduced myself.
Im Andy, 28 born and raised in the United Kingdom.
I have always been fascinated with history at school I always loved learning about the romans and vikings ect... but unfortunately I always wanted to try being one of the cool kids, due to this I missed out on learning about what I enjoyed due to it being classes as not cool, sad I know and a big regret.
so it was by total accident whilst walking round a car boot sale one summers day a couple of years ago I spotted a metal detector for sale. That was it my spark for history was back and now I was old enough and wise enough not to worry about not being cool.
untill recently I had no cares or worries about how I conducted my hobby and as much as it pains me to say it there are just some things that are not right with it as it stands. There is too much sloppy detecting going on as im going to start calling it. Its time for change, its time to clean up the media and publics perception of this great hobby.