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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.
 

WEEKEND WANDERERS DIRECTIONS SIGNS

  • JAN

    JANUARY

    SUN 08

    NO DIG

    SUN 15

    Too wet for parking.

    SAT 21

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

    THU 26

    Confirmed as going ahead, our first mid-week dig of the year! Manor Farm, Wendover Dean, Bucks.

    SUN 29

    DIG CANCELLED

  • FEB

    FEBRUARY

    FEB 04

    Crawley in Hampshire. Dig confirmed.

    FEB 09

    Crawley in Hampshire. Dig confirmed on the village side at Crawley.

    FEB 16

    Crawley in Hampshire opposite the village pond, adjacent to the village. Dig confirmed.

    FEB 19

    Stagsden in Bedfordshire. The dig is going ahead as planned.

    FEB 25

    Stone near Aylesbury. Confirmed for this Saturday.

  • MAR

    MARCH

    MAR 05

    Wendover Dean at Manor Farm, pasture and cultivated land. The dig is going ahead as planned.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • APRIL

    APRIL

    SAT 01

    DIG CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY APRIL 1ST AT CRAWLEY, HANTS, ROLLED FIELDS.

    FRI 14

    DAY ONE, EASTER RALLY AT WICKEN, DEANSHANGER AND BEACHAMPTON

    SAT 15

    DAY TWO, EASTER RALLY AT WICKEN, DEANSHANGER AND BEACHAMPTON

    SUN 16

    DAY THREE, EASTER RALLY AT WICKEN, DEANSHANGER AND BEACHAMPTON

     

     

  • MAY/JUN

    MAY & JUNE

     

    *N.B. The crops are well up by now and grass is long so digs are less frequent in May & June

     JUN 04

    SUNDAY, JUNE 4th. Approximately 80-acres of stubble and cultivated land, Ropley Dean. Confirmed.

    JUNE

    NO DIGS FOR THE REST OF JUNE AS CROPS ARE TOO HIGH

    JULY

    DIGS TO START UP ON A REGULAR BASIS MID JULY HOPEFULLY

     

     

  • JUL

    JULY

    SUN 16

    ROPLEY SOKE - THE ROMAN GRAVE FIELD BEHIND THE COW SHED. THE DIG IS CONFIRMED.

    SUN 23

    ROPLEY SOKE ON CULTIVATED BARLEY STUBBLE. CONFIRMED

    THU 27

     

    SAT 29

     

    SUN 30

    NEW FARM! BETWEEN KINGS SOMBORNE & HURSLEY. POSTPONED

  • AUG

    AUGUST

    THU 3

    ROPLEY GRAVE FIELD 130-ACRES CULTIVATED. CONFIRMED

    SAT 5

    ROPLEY STREET OPPOSITE CHEQUERS 150 ACRES STUBBLE. CUTTING NOW. CONFIRMED

    SUN 6

    100 ACRES OF STUBBLE, WOODEATON, OXFORDSHIRE. CONFIRMED

    THU 10

    ROPLEY MANOR HOUSE FIELD IS CUT. CONFIRMED. SUNSHINE FORECAST ALL DAY!

    SAT 12

    ROPLEY TUMULUS FIELD AND MANOR HOUSE FIELD, CONFIRMED

    SUN 13

    DIG POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF PARKING  AT NEWTON LONGVILLE

    THU 17

    BEHIND THE MANOR HOUSE AT ROPLEY, DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 19

    THE LONG A31 FIELD AT ROPLEY, DIG CONFIRMED

    SUN 20

    NEW UNDETECTED LAND - NEWTON LONGVILLE - DIG CONFIRMED, updated 18.46pm Sat.

    THU 24

    WENDOVER, THE PYLON FIELD - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 26

    NO DIG SATURDAY

    SUN 27

    UNDETECTED LAND! NEWTON LONGVILLE. 50-ACRES OF CULTIVATED LAND.  CONFIRMED

    THU 31

    THE MARKET FIELD AT HALTON, WENDOVER, DIG CONFIRMED

  • SEP

    SEPTEMBER

    SAT 02

    THE VILLAGE FIELD, HALE LANE, WENDOVER IN BUCKS. DIG CONFIRMED.

    SUN 03

    NEW LAND. OWLSWICK, BUCKS. NEXT TO WALDRIDGE DESERTED MEDIEVAL VILLAGE. DIG CONFIRMED

    THU 07

    DOBBINS LANE IN WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 09

    THE MANOR HOUSE FIELD, CRAWLEY IN HAMPSHIRE ON PEA STUBBLE

    SUN 10

    NEW LAND. DINTON CASTLE  NEAR AYLESBURY IN BUCKS. SAXON SITE! DIG CONFIRMED

    THU 14

    KINGSEY IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

     SUN 17

    ROPLEY STREET IN HAMPSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

    THU 21

    WESTON TURVILLE, MARROWAY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 23

    SOMERTON, ARDLEY ROAD, , OXFORDSHIRE, DIG CONFIRMED

    SUN 24

    HARDWICK NEAR WHITCHURCH, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

  • OCT

    OCTOBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • NOV

    NOVEMBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • DEC

    DECEMBER

    SUN 17

    THE WEEKEND WANDERERS SPECIAL XMAS  DIG, POSSIBLY  NEAR STEEPLE ASTON in OXON

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

The CALENDAR is at the bottom of this page

CALENDAR 2017

      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..
       

Visit this page regularly for the latest news of when and where our next dig is.

Updated 22-09-2017

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WESTON TURVILLE DIG REPORT ON THURSDAY ON MARROWAY

Great results this Thursday on our second visit to this land. The Travellers’ kids came over running from one detectorist to another asking ‘What have yer found mister?’ They drink us out of hot chocolate but were nice kids.

Reports filtered in of a gold ring which in fact turned out to be a wonderful gold posy ring inscribe within. As soon as the dig started, of the dig one of our members first signal was an Edward 1 hammered coin. The second coin from another guy was a hammered Edward 1 hammered but just his second signal. Not a bad start! A gorgeous 14th century matrix seal was another special find along with Richard’s great crotal bell. large intact and with the founders mark.

In all this was a productive dig and one felt that the two fields held more finds so this will land deserves a visit in 2018.

From the M40, J10, drive through Ardley village and follow Somerton Road. Our signs will be in place no earlier than 8.30am just into Ardley Road just before you reach Somerton village. The dig starts at 9.30am

The post code is approximate.

POST CODE: OX25 6NN

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DIRECTIONS

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

SOMERTON, ARDLEY ROAD

OXFORDSHIRE

DIG NO. 2 -  SOMERTON, ARDLEY ROAD
The land is rapidly getting drilled so this farm has just three fields remaining of light stubble just in time for a dig this Saturday. We have searched this land before with the most notable find being an incredible chip carved Anglo-Saxon gilded cross. 12th to 14th century artefacts were recovered from the field adjacent to the scheduled site of the manor house of which only a fragment of the ruin remains which is well worth seeing.

In all we have three fields along Ardley road for this Saturday. No gates to lock but please stay only until dusk.

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

HARDWICK

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

DIG NO. 3 -  HARDWICK, NEAR WHITCHURCH
A sought after return to this farm at Hardwick is the exciting venue for this Sunday. Notable for the Roman hot spot on one of the many fields we have here, all indications show that this must have been a dwelling on some type over 1700 years ago. Other finds from this land include Anglo-Saxon coins amongst which was a rare Cynethfrith penny. All the fields link up and are easily accessed by foot via connecting gateways. The only exceptions are that you cannot enter livestock fields.

Please not that the security gate off the main road will be closed after 10am by the landowner and opened again 5-6pm. I will be manning the gate most of the day though but if not around then please ring me to get in or out. This dig starts at 9.30am but at the landowner request must finish strictly at 6pm. 

I’ll have maps of the  fields that are available so see me or Brigitte for a field map.

The dig signs will be off the A413 north of Aylesbury just past the Bucks County Showground close to Hardwick village.

POST CODE: HP22 4DH

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