Is there a more 70s pastime than metal detecting? Memories of kids in fields and on beaches in green snorkel parkas trying to find hidden treasure – but going home with four bottle tops and an empty Coke can.
It’s now long gone and confined to the nerdy few. Or is it? Well, according to an ex-Rolling Stone, it’s very much a happening hobby again – and he’s just released the Bill Wyman Signature metal detector to get us out and about treasure hunting.
“Metal-detecting is not just for anoraks or eccentrics; it’s probably
the best and the most enjoyable way of learning about our history,”
says Wyman. “On any garden, country field, footpath, woodlands, beach
or moor land you can find a huge variety of historical objects, all
easily located with this high quality metal detector.”
I’m not entirely convinced, but if you are, the Wyman detector offers
settings for beaches and fields, a high-pitch tone if you find anything
and a free DVD showing you how to do it properly.
You can buy one from Bill’s website – it sells for £125.