It is on reflection that we celebrate a phenomenal year in The PAST with the acquisition of some truly remarkable permissions and meeting with some of the kindest landowners we have ever come across.
Without doubt, if it wasn't for their generosity and patience we wouldn't have achieved the year that we have just experienced.
The quantity and quality of finds recovered over the last twelve months is astounding and way beyond our wildest aspirations! Even now we still pinch ourselves at the success we've had recovering some of Britain's amazing history over the last twelve months!
This can be taken in many ways; the gift of the actual new permissions acquired, the gift of "lifetime first" finds we've recovered in 2014 or indeed the way we present ourselves to landowners, archaeologists and other metal detectorists.
One of our many aims; to alter the general perception of metal detecting and detectorists in the UK by promoting a more professional approach to the hobby.
With a meticulously laid out plan and absolute focus on the formulae used, we aim to achieve a complete portfolio of 'Benchmark' permissions by May 2016. It is hoped that by May 2016 we will have a complementary mix of permissions taking in the full range of British history.
The remainder of the 2014/2015 season should be an interesting journey as we are exactly half way through our three year strategy period.
January is going to be exciting with some interesting developments happening that may enhance our presence in the world of metal detecting!
In fact, the next four months are going to be a journey well worth being on.
Hopefully we will have many more PAS records over the next eighteen months.
A Happy New Year and best wishes for 2015!