Please remember it may take up to 3/4 weeks to return your renewals and new memberships, your patience is appreciated.



As most of you are aware Colin Hanson passed away in late January 2014.  


At the time Richard and myself (Gill) decided to look into offering an alternate 3rd party liability insurance so there was a choice of groups to go with.


Out of politeness and etiquette we contacted Colin's family, with various discussions it was agreed that we take over FID itself with the families blessing.


We are at present updating the whole system which is on a card file index so there is a lot of work to transfer Data onto a database, so please understand we have lots to do therefore your patience is greatly appreciated.


You were informed by Elaine that you will be covered until the end of this year, which is still the case.  


For this year you will not have received any bulletins, we will be attempting to start these again as soon as possible and also put up various things on the web site.


We did not take over any finances from Colin and his family, all that was left in the account was donated to cancer research as requested by Colin, so we are starting completely from scratch financing things ourselves.


We are now taking renewals and new memberships for 2016.


Unfortunately having taken on no funding we are not able to send out renewals via the post because of the cost.  If you know of anyone who is not on the internet but members of FID we would greatly appreciate you passing on the message that they can still renew via post at the normal cost.


We will be adding pages as we go along and would love to hear from you regarding stories or pictures or events that we can advertise for you.


Although many of you know we run Central Searchers Metal Detecting Club we will be keeping this completely seperate, so you are more than welcome to advertise your rallies etc with FID.


At present you can contact us on


01933 383364




There will eventually be other pages added including a contact page.


Hope to see many of you remain with FID.


Richard and Gill