Welcome to Gwent Metal Detecting Club's Forum.

A brief introduction to the club

Formed in 1977, GDC is now one of the most successful Detecting Clubs in Wales averaging 150 members.

An issue of great importance to GDC is Charity fundraising and during the past 8 years our members have raised over £43,000 for various charitable causes. We would like to urge any prospective fundraisers who are able to supply land, or know of any farmers or landowners who are willing to open up land to the club in order to raise funds for whatever cause, to get in touch with GDC or come along to a meeting and we can then discuss details on a more friendly social level.

Club Digs
Wherever possible GDC will try to obtain permission from farmers and landowners to have access to land, enabling all of us to enjoy a days detecting on a new site. Details of these rallies are announced on the website, and these rallies allow the less experienced members to detect alongside the more experienced, thus helping them to become more successful with their machines.


Gwent Detecting Club hold their monthly meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month at :

R A F A Club
Greenhill Rd
NP44 3DQ

Start time is 7:00pm

We hold a Finds of the Month competition in the following categories :
Pre 1700 Coin
Pre 1700 Artefact
Post 1700 Coin
Post 1700 Artefact

The overall winner throughout the year receives a trophy at our annual presentation evening for Detectorist of the Year.

Mark Lodwick from the National Museum of Wales - who is the Finds Liasion Officer (FLO) attends every other meeting to help identify and record any finds.

Mark Lodwick
Finds Liaison Officer - Wales
Department for Archaeology & Numismatics
National Museums & Galleries of Wales
Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Gwent Detecting Club and website is for members only.

Membership is now full for this year
We will be taking on new members (subject to space) as from feb 2018

Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Membership Benefits
  • N.C.M.D Membership
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Access to the Forum
  • Club Digs
  • Club Find of the Month Competitions
  • Forum Find of the Month Competitions


Chairman - Mike Shaw (MickeyFinn)
Vice Chairman - John Payne (J.P.)
Secretary - Lisa Whitehead (Hot Chilli) lisa.whitehead1@yahoo.com
Treasurer - Dave Arnold (manofbran) detectordave@btinternet.com
Membership Secretary - Kerry Duke (Ellfin) kerry.duke@hotmail.co.uk

Committee Members

Simon Whitehead (Musketballs)
Brian Langley (Fred)
Mike Shaw (Mickeyfinn)
Jerry Davies (Jelida)
Joe Bristow (BristolMinelab)

Charity Money

Running Total Of Charity Money Raised