About us

Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group was started in 2015 by Liam Nolan, a metal detectorist for many years, who saw the need for a community based group working closely with local archaeologists to rescue Norfolk’s buried heritage from intensive farming and agrochemicals. Together, these can destroy fragile artefacts from the past that are lying in the plough soil.

To Underline the community aspect of the club, he also determined that the group should channel its resources into raising funds for local charities, and in particular the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice “The Nook “ appeal.

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there can be no better way than metal detecting to discover and learn about our distant forebears

For anyone interested in history, heritage, archaeology and the origins of our unique corner of Britain, there can be no better way than metal detecting to discover and learn about out distant forebears. There’s nothing like the thrill of lifting your first hammered silver penny from the earth, then getting home to clean it carefully and go online to start working out how to read the Old English lettering engraved on the coin. And it gets even better if you join a club! At NHRG, not only do you learn about your own finds, but at the club’s monthly meetings you can also closely examine the fascinating coins and artifacts brought in each month by your colleagues, and have them identified by one of our club’s knowledgeable experts.

 

Within our club, you will find a friendly, sociable atmosphere, and we strive to hold regular club digs – particularly important for those with no land permissions. We arrange specialist speakers from time to time, and offer advice from experienced members to talk through ways on how to optimise that very first meeting with your key person: the prospective permission-granting Landowner! Also, and exclusively for club members, we run a monthly Finds Courier Service to the Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) at Norfolk Historic Environment Service, Gressenhall. The FLO is responsible for identifying and recording archaeological finds from the county on the national Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) database.

 

Membership of the club is limited in numbers, but guests are welcome by invitation at our monthly meetings on payment of a £5 admission fee. We meet on the first Monday of every month in the Oak Room at the Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, Norwich starting at 7.00pm and ending at 9.00pm.

 

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