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Updated 19-02-2018

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

CRAWLEY - GREEN BARN FIELDS

Nr. Winchester in Hampshire

We have two digs this week. The first coming up is this Thursday when we will be hunting the fields around the green barn but also the two fields up the hill past the small barn. These two fields have on past occasions turned up Anglo-Saxon pennies, a superb Roman bell plus a scatter of Roman brooches then on the right hand field a couple of Iron Age coins, Roman brooches and an awesome set of Roman tweezers. The ground is a mixture of growing winter crops to ploughed and cultivated land. The finds rate at Crawley can be hard going but remember that the ground here is deep ploughed now which has the potential to turn up the more spectacular finds; see below.

DIG UPDATE. The last dig at Crawley when we parked in the paddock produced a superb gold globe headed pin. The globe part, decoratively inscribed with an ornate pattern sat on top of a long slender pin of barley twist design. The pin has been examined and dates 1850’s whereas previous we thought it to be mid 17th century.
 

DIRECTIONS

Head for Crawley village in Hampshire. Go to the village duck pond and with the pond on your right, follow the road signposted to Stockbridge and Kings Somborne. Continue for 1/4 mile and turn left (Unnamed road) Our signs will be here from 8.30am. Parking is on hard standing around the green barn and suitable for all vehicles. Starts 9.30am
 

POST CODE: SO21 2PL

There is a dig this Sunday on February 25 at Thame in Buckinghamshire. Details further down this page...

Crawley February 10

Village field.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

THAME

OXFORDSHIRE

As the cattle are still being overwintered indoors, the land here at Thame is currently livestock free. With this in mind, we contacted the farmer and arranged a dig here on his land which gets us on most of his fields on the farm. This is the land that we held our last Xmas dig on and turned up many hammered coins from all eras. The most notable find though was a memorial gold ring featuring an image of a Tudor lady on the underside of the reversible bezel. Images below.
 

DIRECTIONS

ROUTE 1. Find Thame in Oxfordshire then head for the town centre and High Street (B4445) and head From there, take the B4012 S.E for 3/4 mile. Just past the B.P. filling station, turn into Thame Park Road (B4012) Our signs will be here so just follow the arrows to the dig.

ROUTE 2. Coming off the M40 at J6, head in the direction of Kingston Blount but at the A40 junction, turn left. Go past Postcombe then turn into the B4012 then follow our signs from there. Parking is  limited on hard standing so lift share if possible or bring 4x4s. Starts 9.30am  until dusk.

 

POST CODE: OX9 3PP

WEEKEND WANDERERS DIRECTIONS SIGNS

Weekend Wanderers direction signs are usually in place no earlier than 8.30 am on the morning of a dig. The signs are designed to be easily seen from a distance and stand out against foliage especially in the autumn.

The slats on our signs are 2’ long and have a Weekend Wanderers logo on the header board to avoid confusion with others signs put up for cycle events, film location or car boots etc.
 

CALENDAR 2018

      TAKE NOTE!  Although there may seem to be no entries appearing on the calendar below, the calendar is a work in progress and we have a very busy year ahead!  Each week, the calendar is updated sometimes only a few days before a Thursday or weekend day, as and when farmland becomes available. Please check here on a weekly basis for dig news, especially on Wednesdays and Fridays for news of digs on Thursdays and weekends..
       

  • JAN

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    SUN 07

    NO DIG

    SUN 14

    120 or more acres of winter crops close to Stagsden in Bedfordshire. Dig confirmed

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    CRAWLEY IN HAMPSHIRE, DIG CONFIRMED, STARTS 9.30AM

    SAT 10

    CRAWLEY IN HAMPSHIRE, DIG CONFIRMED, STARTS 9.30AM

    THU 22

    CRAWLEY IN HAMPSHIRE, GREEN BARN FIELDS, DIG CONFIRMED, STARTS 9.30AM

    SUN 25

    NEAR THAME IN OXFORDSHIRE, DIG CONFIRMED, STARTS 9.30AM

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