detectorist

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detectorist

(dɪˈtɛktərɪst)
n
informal a person whose hobby is using a metal detector
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Stephen, who devotes most weekends to his hobby, hopes to get 100 metal detectorists to take part, which will mean PS1,000 for the Linthwaite-based charity named after young cancer survivor Ruddi Waterworth-Jones, which offers caravan respite breaks at Primrose Valley, near Filey.
TWO treasure hunters thought they were rich after finding a hoard of gold coins - then discovered they were fakes from TV comedy Detectorists.
The memory of that day, the excitement not just of myself but also of other detectorists, when I found that beautiful, tiny, piece of historic gold will live with me forever.
Like in the BBC show The Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones, legitimate detectorists are at odds with rogues - dubbed "nighthawks" - who ignore the courtesies and formalities in the hope of making a financial killing.
Things have changed a lot over the past 30 years as detectorists and archaeologists used to be enemies, but now we work together," said Mr Smith.
DETECTORISTS - SERIES THREE 12 MACKENZIE Crook writes, directs and stars in another six hilarious episodes of the Bafta award-winning BBC Four sitcom set in the leafy Essex town of Danebury.
However, had that snail needed something to acclimatise itself back to life in the slow lane, I'd have made it sit through Detectorists (BBC4), a sitcom in which nothing much really happens - A LOT.
WEDNESDAY Detectorists (BBC4, 10pm) The last time we saw the metal detectorists, Andy (Mackenzie Crook) was pursuing his passion for archaeology in Africa, while Lance (Toby Jones) had finally found a treasure - but was worried it carried a curse.
DETECTORISTS Wednesday, BBC4, 10pm THE last time we saw the metal detectorists, Andy (Mackenzie Crook) was pursuing his passion for archaeology in Africa, while Lance (Toby Jones) had finally found a treasure - but was worried it carried a curse.
Archaeologists from Historic England have found evidence of damage being caused by illegal metal detectorists or 'nighthawks' in the scheduled, protected area around the remains of the visitor-attraction Roman Town of Corbridge, which forms part of the Hadrian's Wall world heritage site in Northumberland.
FOR metal detectorists, lead balls or bullets are by far the commonest find on British fields of conflict.
As he gets ready to enjoy his windfall, we investigate the other treasure-seeking detectorists who landed themselves a fortune with one small bleep scoops@sundaymirror.