Welcome to the DIGGING UP THE PAST web site.....

About us.....

Digging Up The Past arranges and hosts metal detecting rallies with a view to recovering and preserving artefacts that form an important part of our heritage.  

We are keen to find and preserve our history and to do this we work closely with our local Finds Liaison Officer representing the Portable Antiquities Scheme.  

DUTP actively encourages significant finds to be recorded with PAS which contributes to building up a 'bigger picture' of our local history.  

We pride ourselves on our responsible approach to metal detecting and the contribution we can make to improving knowledge whilst, at the same time, providing an enjoyable and informative environment for members to enjoy the extremely fascinating and exciting hobby of metal detecting.

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Some finds from our recent digs...

We've hosted a number of exciting digs over the last few weeks.  Here's a selection from the recent dig on May 15th near Rockingham Castle.  These finds demonstrate the quality of the land the club is providing for both open and club sites.  Mind you, if you like these then if you're a DUTP club member you get even more opportunities on even more land!

Check out our Diary section or Facebook Page for imminent open digs.


Digging Up The Past is the premier detecting club in Northamptonshire.  The membership is steadily growing and the portfolio of undetected land available to choose from increases almost daily.  We feel that it's only coins that should be hammered and not the fields!

Anyone wishing to attend any impending open digs or rallies please contact dutp@outlook.com.  Unlimited spaces and more planned - watch this space! 

Sign up for our forthcoming digs mailing list HERE

DUTP supports Help for Heroes and other charities at rallies held

Visit the DUTP fundraising page by clicking  HERE