Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Hey Hey! In Print — At Last...

It's been a long time a'coming but I'm finally in print! I have to say that just a few months ago I'd never would have believed I'd make the leap because I was only just getting back into the hobby then after years away from it. Once bitten by the bug though...

Many moons ago when I was seriously active out in the fields making finds rather than sat behind a desk writing about them as I do at the moment, I always toyed with the idea of writing for the detecting magazines but for one reason or another, never got around to doing it. I was probably so bound up in my research that I couldn't see the wood for the trees, my efforts failed and were never submitted.

But, just recently I was in contact with John Winter of The Searcher magazine and he suggested I write up an account of one of my finds from the mid 1990's.

So, I went to work on the project and sent the draft off to John with accompanying pictures to illustrate it. Just a month later it's published in the December issue and with the find blazoned on the front cover too.

It's quite a moment ! I think I'll have that cover framed and hung above my desk.

I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the story just as much as I enjoyed writing it.


  1. Jeff - you seriously underestimate yourself and abilities. I have Tweeted this and linked to your Blog. keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks so much John. The article looks wonderful and the pictures have reproduced amazingly well! Judy is reading it right now — only just got it through the letterbox and it's well thumbed already! I'll probably read it cover to cover in the bath later on, and destroy it. The fate of all good reads in my house, and The Searcher is always that!

    I'll buy another copy anyhow. The 'first ever' always needs insuring with a back up.