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
SUNDAY JULY 23
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..
POST CODE: SO24 0DF
You will find our signs just off the A31 between Four Marks and Alresford.
The dig commences at 9.30am and continues until dusk. Parking is on stubble.
NO SMOKING ON THE STUBBLE
HISTORY AND RESEARCH
Visit this page regularly for the latest news of when and where our next dig is.
This huge field of about 130-acres had been recently harvested so the barley stubble was quite fresh. Even so, the stuff was short enough to produce some very nice finds. A second siliqua came late in the day for red van Graham who also rounded off his day with another hammered silver coin.
As this field has just been cultivated and the stubble has been chopped through, we will do a second visit on this massive field searching for more silver Roman coins and medieval fancy jewelery. We may come in via a different gateway depending on access. We are looking forward to a second round on this field especially after the heavy rain.
Although some of our farms have already harvested, the stubble on there is either very thick cereal or savage oilseed rape stalks. We are waiting for cultivation to commence on those farms before getting you on decent ground. We have new land in Hampshire on July 30 if cultivated by then. Also we should be on the quarry field at Islip on short barley stubble the week after.
A small sample of finds made from a recent dig in Hampshire.
Thursday digs will resume very soon, probably next week so keep checking this page for news. We aim to be out every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday as soon as fields are clear of crops. Ropley, north of the Watercress line is the next crop off but we are already looking at our other farms to see how harvesting is progressing.
We have added new farms for summer of 2017 that will may be ready some time late August into September as they are in winter wheat.
Please have your renewals ready with your email address and club membership number written down to hand in to Sarah on the gate.