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Detectival 2019
Detectival 2019
The fact that it was both a Friday as well as being the 13th didn’t seem to weigh too heavily on us, if indeed it was noticed at all.
Julian Evan-HartJulian Evan-Hart
Our minds were far too full of excitement as we headed off to Detectival, which was once again being held near the village of Burford in Oxfordshire.

As the scenery slowly changed from bricks to hedgerows and drystone walls, the anticipation was beginning to build up. Finally arriving we all settled in and had a walk around to see who was where etc. This is the initial part that I really like, as the atmosphere starts to slowly build. Detectival thrives on being the perfect fusion of awe, friendships, success, finds, scenery and respect. For detecting it is like the perfect celebratory platform for the hobby’s successes over the past year and also the perfect launch pad for its successes in the one to come.

Perfect Weather

The weather was perfect for the event, but it was hot, thirsty and hungry work traipsing around the fields, factors which were alleviated by the beer tent and the numerous food and drinks vendors present. Organisation was, as always, of the highest standards, evident in the form of many marshals, with maps being provided and information clearly specified and readily available.

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December 2019