Families of the victims
●● METAL detectorists from a group based near to the Bosley explosion site are asking farmers to make land for a fundraising rally.
Members of the Crewe and Nantwich Metal Detecting Society are asking farmers in and around Bosley to offer at least 40 acres for a fundraising metal detecting rally, which will see participants combing the land for treasure.
Proceeds from entries will go towards the Bosley fund to help the victims.
Keith Pay, from the society, who found a stash of 3,000 Tudor and silver coins known as the Congleton Hoard, said: “We generally find things like shotgun cartridges and bits of tin foil, but we would have to see if anyone found anything really interesting and see what the farmer wanted to do with it.
“There are rules which govern items found on a piece of land. We were shocked by what happened at Bosley and want to hear from farmers who can let us metal detect on their fields for one day.” Call Joy Beresford on 01606 551055.
Around 2,500 people attended the event, above, and Efe Sodje right. Pictures by Tim Doggett.