Bringing the World of Metal Detecting Together


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - UPDATE #6: 08-02-2021

Dear Spring Detectival attendees,

Following the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to reschedule the 2021 Spring Detectival event originally due to take place on 3rd and 4th April 2021.

The new scheduled dates are Saturday 1st May and Sunday 2nd May 2021, with arrival on Friday 30th April 2021. 

As you can all imagine, this decision to move the dates has not been an easy one to make as we fully understand how difficult it will be for some attendees and traders to change dates once again, and we were keen to make it happen in April, unfortunately we are running out of time to make the plans and preparations needed for the event to run.

By the May dates we are hopeful that the country will be in a better position in regards to the infection rate and therefore hopeful we will be able to run the event with Covid Secure Guidelines in place. All details of this will be issued in the emails running up to the event to ensure this compliance.

If you are happy to transfer your ticket over to the new dates 1st and 2nd May 2021 you do not need to do anything, your ticket/s will automatically be transferred over to the new dates.

If you are unable to make the new revised dates in May 2021 we have the following options available to you:

1. Ticket refund
2. Entry into our Charity Competition (Please see our competitions page -
3. Donate your event ticket to The Rennie Grove Charity

We hope that you will continue to support Detectival as an influx of refunds may mean we will be unable to continue Detectivals in the future due to the deficit it would cause.

Apologies but we will be unable to offer ticket transfers for future Detectivals due to the reason above and due to the uncertainty of running future Detectival events during 2021/2022.

In the event that we are unable to run the Spring Detectival event in May 2021 we will not be able to reschedule the event again, so in the event that it is unable to run any remaining ticket holders will be offered the above 3 options.
If you are unable to attend the new May dates please email to let us know which option you would like to choose.

Please bear with us as we will have lots of emails to reply to, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We whole-heartedly apologise to all our attendees, traders, charities, staff and volunteers for this decision to move the dates once again.
Please continue to maintain good respiratory and hand hygiene by employing the ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It.’ ethos and ensuring regular and thorough hand washing. If you do experience any of the symptoms: a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, please remain at home visit or call NHS 111 for advice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Some useful information sources:
Thank you everyone for your continued support at this difficult time.

The Detectival Team