Thanks to all who took the time to email me about the Atlantic City slideshow. Didn’t think many would really enjoy it but I guess I was wrong.
I received one email from Jerry Lenk, the first secretary of the FMDAC, and a terrific guy. I hadn’t been in touch with Jerry in years, and it was great to hear from him. I am hoping to staying with Jerry over the long haul now. He also mentioned that he had some old photos in the basement, and promised to send them to me soon. Will be sure to share them here when and if…..
I am working now on a slide show about the FMDAC trip to the Longleat Rally back in 1987. A trip that I believe was the forerunner of all the many excursions there today. I may be wrong, but I don’t remember anyone offering detecting in the UK (as a group) before that. So, if you are reading this, and went on that FMDAC trip, please let me know. Would love to hear from you, and would love to share your photos.
MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL…..GONE!
I graduated Lambertville High School in 1959. It closed the same year, with a new regional High School opening. The school was quite old (opened in 1854), and I had always intended to detect there, but never did. A lot of things happened since then, and I share them here, only to remind you that putting off a search is something you may live to regret
And just yesterday I received the following article from my friend Tony Conti in Jersey (Tony from Bayonne!).
I will probably never get the opportunity to search my old high school, and wonder what the demolition did to the surrounding grounds. Just a few steps up from the school was a playing field, were lot of sports were played, not to mention it was where you hung out waiting for the bell to call you to class in the morning and at lunch time. Last time I was there it was knee high weeds and vines.
I hope my sharing this doesn’t result in a massive assault by detectorists. I have no idea who owns the property, and what it is like now, and whether or not it is even accessible. I will be interested to see what happens to this site over the long haul. Is it haunted? Nah, just a lot of made up, off the wall stories. Personally I feel honored to have been part of the last class graduating there, and will always remember the four years I spent there. Good times indeed….. RIP LHS.
GREAT WRITEUP FOR THE JERSEY SHORE BEACH and SURF HUNTERS
You’ve heard me mention this group before, and I highly recommend visiting their Facebook page if you are into beach hunting. Started by Brian Mayer, the club consists of detectorists from all over. The group welcomes everyone, and the information provided there is top notch. Brian recently hosted a get together, resulting in the following article.
Again, if you are into beach hunting or even just thinking about it, be sure visit their facebook page. If you are not on Facebook, being part of this group is a great reason to change your mind.