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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

    TO BE ARRANGED

    SAT 29

    TO BE ARRANGED

    SUN 30

    NEW FARM! BETWEEN KINGS SOMBORNE & HURSLEY. TO BE ARRANGED

  • AUG

    AUGUST

    THU 3

    TO BE ARRANGED

    SAT 5

    TO BE ARRANGED

    SUN 6

    100 ACRES OF BARLEY STUBBLE, ISLIP, OXFORDSHIRE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AUG 28

    BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND. POSSIBLY IN SURREY. NOT CONFIRMED.

     

     

  • SEP

    SEPTEMBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • OCT

    OCTOBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 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

SUNDAY JULY 23

ROPLEY

HAMPSHIRE

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..
       

DIRECTIONS

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

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol3/pp55-58

http://weekendwanderers.info/Archaeology/Ropley-Grave/ropley-grave.html

 

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

Updated 21-07-2017

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.

OTHER NEWS.

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.

 

SUMMER DIGS

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.

 

RENEWALS

Please have your renewals ready with your email address and club membership number written down to hand in to Sarah on the gate.