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Metal detecting 'helping to preserve Britain's history'

Metal detecting used to be seen as a slightly eccentric pastime but high-profile discoveries of long-lost treasure are giving it a new image.

The amateur archaeologists are gaining respect as they are credited with playing an increasingly important role in helping us learn about the UK's past.

The BBC's Jenny Hill reports.

  • 03 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK