Kurt Adams, Avon & Glos FLO, again drove up from Bristol to our club meeting in Cheltenham this evening.
He went through the various items on the finds table and gave a lot of information on many of them, and often background information related to them.
He also gave a lot more details on the Roman hoard that he helped recover and was shown on Great British History Hunters the other day - see details in the thread about the program
The Treasure process was again discussed, and he explained the amount of people involved and that this sometimes accounted for the time it took.
Also see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4023&p=41600#p41600 regarding items in your local museums.
So although unfortunately some areas have issues with their FLO there are a lot of good ones out there, so if yours fails to meet your requirements try an adjacent one.