METAL detecting discoveries from the region will be on display in Chester Town Hall this summer.

Visitors are welcome to attend the Treasure Chest Exhibition on Saturday, August 6 where some of the North West metal detecting clubs’ most precious and interesting finds will be on show.

Visitors can take along any unidentified or interesting finds themselves, as experts Peter Reavill, Dot Broughton and Vanessa Oakden will be on hand to advise.

Dave Edwards, co-organiser and chairman of the North West Region of The National Council For Metal Detecting, said: “It should be a great day out. We’ve had tremendous support from lots of clubs and it’s a great venue – full of history in its own right.

“There have been a lot of rare coins and unusual artefacts found since our last exhibition, so there will be plenty of new pieces to look at.

“The club showcase theme of Lead Items Through the Ages should throw up some interesting items too. We thought it would make a good theme, open to everyone, as most detectorists have found plenty of lead artefacts pursuing this wonderful hobby.”

There will be trade stands offering some great bargains, plus tips and advice. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

TV historian and author Mark Olly will also answer questions from enthusiasts.