About Us

The BDMDC is for those with an interest in uncovering, recording, restoring and displaying the past.


The BDMDC Club was founded back in the 1970’s, in the early days of the hobby. The hobby of metal detecting has gone from strength to strength with hundreds of clubs having been formed over the country.


The Brentwood Club comprises Men and Woman of all ages and from all walks of life but having the same aim which is to recover, research, preserve, record and display coins and artifacts from Pre-Roman times to the present day.


Each member has a professional approach to their hobby, always seeking permission from the landowner before metal detecting takes place on the land and making sure that the land is left as found with unwanted junk items removed from the site.


The club has been given permission to search private farmland in the area but would love to have new land to explore and is happy to pay for the privilege! Members are required to carry a Membership and Photo Identity card at all times and a Parking Permit with contact details is placed in vehicle windscreens. A condition of joining our club is to have public liability insurance arranged through either the National Council for Metal Detecting or the Federation of Independent Detectorists.


A free recovery service is offered to the public who have lost keys, jewellery etc and the club has been successful on several occasions in reuniting lost items with their rightful owners.


The Brentwood and District Metal Detecting Club is regarded by many to be as friendly as you can get and prides itself in encouraging and supporting newcomers to the hobby. We also pride ourselves in helping farmers to raise money for charities of their choice by holding Club Charity Digs and have raised thousands of pounds this year for good causes.


We meet every third Monday of the month at a lovely venue just outside Brentwood for a friendly social evening. We have occasional guest speakers and a Find of the Month competition and at present number approximately 110 members.