Founded in 1979, the Swansea Metal Detecting Club or SMDC is a well established club with a broad membership.
The club hold fortnightly meetings in Swansea with monthly competitions and general socialising. There are regular rallies on local farms as well as 'anytime farms' which members access. Some members regularly detect on the local beaches and during the winter months there's permission from Swansea City Council for club members to detect in many of the parks around Swansea.
We are always very keen to liaise with local archaeological organisations and in fact, the Finds Liaison Officer from Glamorgan and Gwent Archaeology Trust attends our meeting monthly to view member’s finds and to record those of interest for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Members of the club have also assisted as volunteers on the Welsh Battlefields Survey undertaken by CADW, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service. The club also has a number of displays at Swansea museum and members attend many historical events to display finds of interest. The club is also frequently asked to assist with the recovery of lost valuables, especially wedding and engagement rings, which we are always pleased to do and over the years we have had a number of successes doing this.
For further information or to request a membership form contact the Membership Officer and select Contact Form to send a message.