SHRADS Homepage

Severn Vale Historical Research And Detecting Society

This is the introductory page to the Severn Vale Historical Research And Detecting Society (SHRADS). We are a Metal Detecting club based in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire and meet on the first Wednesday of the month. The club was formed in 1979 and in 2019 celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
If you are interested in the history that lies beneath your fields then please contact us to find out more! The club offers a free search facility for members of the public who have lost metallic objects of value. We have had success in recovering items of jewellery and also lost parts from farm machinery and the Chairman Nick Keeler was able to re-unite Lindsey Pollastrone with a Christening bracelet that she had lost over 40 years ago. There are a number of links on the left hand side that will take you to contact details and a gallery of some of the finds that have been made in recent months by members of the club whilst on society digs.

Some of the members enjoying a recent Sunday dig

Our total donations to St Peter's Hospice now at £ 2,800, see the link on the left hand side for further details. As part of our annual fundraising we held a special raffle at the Christmas meeting, thanks to very special donations of raffle prizes by Regtons and Detecnicks we raised a total of £ 120 which will be equally divided between the Great Western Air Ambulance and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). Please thank these companies by clicking on the links below when making your detecting purchases :-)


Congratulations to David Whalley who received the Eddie Masters Memorial Shield at the May meeting - voted for by members as having been the best contributor to society activities

SHRADS Display at Churchend Fete

Last updated May 2019 - Update to finds of the month and pictures of 2019 award recipients in the Gallery section together with update to St Peters Hospice donations

  NCMD Western Region – SHRADS are a member of the NCMD Western Region