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
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25
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..
We are going to get Stoned this Saturday! Stonethorpe Farm at Stone is a great Roman venue producing many Roman coins, silver and bronze. Although we hadn't planned on re-visiting just yet, we had requests last Sunday for a return. It’s just as well we hadn't delayed as the farmer here said that the fields are still empty of livestock but next year, sheep would populate the fields so we would have no chance of visits later.
So, make the most of this Saturday and come on over to Stone. The many fields link up through open gateways and access is very close to the farmyard where we are parking. There are toilets here too which is a bonus.
The Romans were said to have quarried limestone from here and there is a Roman villa adjacent to one of our field so a map will be handed out on the day showing where to search. The farmer here owns a large field a little too far to walk to so I will be looking on Saturday to see if there is parking near this on for a possible dig next Thursday.
Notable finds here can be seen down this page. By the way, we had trouble with holes being left completely open here on our last dig so everybody must re-fill holes and tread the divots back in firmly, grass side up. It’s a pity I have to keep mentioning this!
POST CODE: HP17 8RG
Stonethorpe Farm is tucked away behind Stone Church off the A418 one mile West of Aylesbury.
You can get to the A418 directly from the M40 at J8 and carry on towards Aylesbury and to Stone. From the M25 and J20, take the A41 to Aylesbury.
Parking is on hard standing and great for all vehicles. Please bring your own mugs or keep hold of your paper cups and re-use them.
Starts at 9.30am until dusk
HISTORY AND RESEARCH
REMAINS OF SEVERAL SKELETONS, HEADS LYING N. FOUND WHEN SANDPIT OPENED BY WORKMEN
GRAVES FOUND AT DEPTH OF 2-2.5FT. Found in 1866, the grave goods included shields, spearheads, knives, buckles and saucer brooches. This location is only 0.25 of a mile from the Roman field on our farm.
Visit this page regularly for the latest news of when and where our next dig is.
There is no dig this Sunday on February 26th. Following the storm on Thursday, I was told by several farmers that the fields were too wet to walk on.
UPDATE ON THE STAGSDEN DIG LAST WEEKEND
Updating the weekendwanderers.info DIG REPORT page should be complete soon.
The dig at Stagsden was pretty amazing with 17 hammered coins found including one that seems to be of King Stephen. The most awesome and rare find of a complete Iron Age razor was find of the day though!