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Over Stowey Rally - 9th September 2012

11 members of the club attended the Over Stowey rally, 9 went in the club mini bus and 2 made there own way there.This was a charity rally in aid of Over Stowey church.

Over Stowey, a small village in Somerset, just off the A39 west of Bridgwater, has some history, so some interesting finds were expected from the 100 acres of undetected land. The charge for the day was £15 in advance or £20 on the day. As we were a club and gave notice of our intention to attend, we were each charged the advanced fee of £15. No information about the location of the fields was available in advance which was a pity because this would be useful for anyone booking accomodation or wanting to research the area. There were three pasture fields and three grass fields, as shown in the above map. The pasture fields had longish grass and the stubble was from 3" to 9" high, averaging about 6", which made swinging a detector quite difficult and depth was, of course, lost. The ground was quite hard with a lot of large stones; so digging was not easy.

Over Stowey is a very small village consisting of a few cottages, a church and the village hall, where we were supposed to meet the organizers and then be directed to the detecting fields. There were no signs on the road, so finding the village hall was not easy.Some temporary signs could surely have been arranged.

Stubble and grass fields.

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The village hall was found and the minibus directed to the site parking which was on one of the stubble fields