Hi, I’m Peter Welch and I use Google Earth to find where ancient artifacts are buried. Most people, when they start detecting, you find a nail. You find a beer can. Average stuff. And then you find your first coin and that’s where the interest starts to grab you. I thought, “There’s something in this, organizing digs for people.” So I formed the Weekend Wanderers. We quickly grew to be the largest metal detecting club in the country. It’s not just about finding things. It’s research, conservation and studying history. When you’re on the ground you cannot see where people from prehistory lived. So with Google Earth you can trace a crop mark because it shows you signs of ancient occupation like buildings, roads. That’s where the interesting stuff lies. Our most significant treasure find was in 2014 on our Christmas dig. One of the guys came back and said, “Oh, I’ve got a hoard of coins.” So I looked down the hole and there were two or three stacked coins. And I said, “Oh my God, it’s Anglo-Saxon.” I had to go and tell the farm owner. He was busy with the sheep. And he said, “Oh, yeah, whatever.” “We need to sort this out.” And he stood there with his mouth wide open couldn’t believe what he was seeing. It’s a million pound hoard on his table. Ultimately it goes on display in the museum. There’s a lot more land to search. One day we might strike it big again and I’m pretty sure it won’t be long. To all those unearthing history Search on.