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ANNUAL AWARDS 2016

 

The 2016 annual awards presentation took place in February2017.

Awards were given fin recognition of the best coin and best artefact found, during 2016,

The categories were as follows:

the highest number of points gained in both coins and artefacts

and the overall best coin and artefact.

There was also an award for the wooden spoon competition.

The results were:

 

BEST COIN

David Villanueva

BEST ARTEFACT

Alan Bradshaw

WOODEN SPOON

Jamie Welfare

 

COIN POINTS

David Villanueva

ARTEFACT POINTS

Alan Bradshaw

 

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The special silver finds competition was held

and members provided any silver artefacts

they had found over the course of the year

To celebrate our silver jubilee (in 2009)†

we held a SILVER STASH NIGHT

silver crosssovreign case, backsovreign case, backsovreign case, outsidesovreign case, inside

The winners of the competition were

1st Alan Bradshaw silver sovereign case Edward II

2nd Noel Pearce silver cross post medieval

3rd John Smith seal matrix 17th century silver

silver fob sealfob seal detail

JUBILEE MUG

jubilee mug

One of our members, Jacq le Breton,

designed a celebration silver jubilee mug

It features some of the clubs silver finds

 

jubilee mug

 

swale search & recovery club

SUMMER 2015 BEACH RALLY & BBQ† We had an informal club rally at Leysdowne Beach rounded off with† a sizzling BBQ in a club memberís garden.† The weather was extremely hot; weather reports gave the highest temperature for the day as 29 degrees, but in reality it was mid 30ís for most of it. Not many finds other than the usual bullets, iron boat chains etc, but we did come up with a small handful of reasonable artefacts. The point of the day however was not so much finding stuff, but enjoying a friendly get-together.

The day was enjoyable, with plenty to eat . Thank you Vivienne and Peter for that, and a big thank you too for Martin and Mandy for the those gorgeous home made desserts.

After the enduring heat the club spent the evening relaxing with beers under the very welcoming shade of the Pear Tree in the garden, where conversation spilled out as freely as the beers. There was even a debate as to whether or not we should strip the Pear Tree of its fruits and make it into wine.

SOME MEMORABLE PICS

FROM OUR CLUB† RALLIES

2016

CHRISTMAS DINNER 2016

Our annual Christmas dinner took place early in December.

Everyone there had a great night of food, fun and wine.

We even had a club quiz and treasure map hunt with novel prizes.

BEST COIN

David Villanueva

gold stater

BEST ARTEFACT

Alan Bradshaw

gold fob seal

 

award collected on Alanís behalf

by Simon Harvey

COIN POINTS

David Villanueva

ARTEFACT POINTS

Alan Bradshaw

award collected on Alanís behalf by Simon Harvey

WOODEN SPOON

Jamie Welfare

condom tin

 

award collected on Jamieís behalf

by Trevor Lowdell