Digging For Gold - The Directory Group

Digging for Gold!

"I have been metal detecting for a number of years, and have recovered many historic artefacts.  Last year I was asked to find a lost item…I arrived and saw what had once been a lawn. The householder had been digging - a Tommy from the Somme would have felt at home!  I was told that when the item was buried it had been lined up between a tree and a birdbath.  Although the tree was fixed, the birdbath was moved every time the lawn was mowed and as a result the location was lost.  I searched over the ex-lawn, and immediately received a signal, I dug and saw a package wrapped in plastic.  I unwrapped it and saw an ingot of gold, ONE KILOGRAM worth £35000! The owner could not thank me enough, and my Detecting Club charity received a generous donation. This is the most valuable item I have ever recovered and it is always a pleasure to reunite a person with their lost valuables."

- John Forster, Waterlooville. Donating to The Rosemary Foundation.


To share your story and have £25 donated to a charity of your choice, email hayley@thedirectorygroup.co.uk or call 01730 260746. 

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley