Metal Detectives Group & Leisure Promotions Dig
150 ACRES +
OF FRESHLY CUT PASTURE
This coming Sunday we have permission to search just over 150 acres of freshly cut pasture not far from the banks of the river Thames in Clanfield, Oxfordshire.
The Metal Detectives Group Members have search some of the area before and we have had excellent results on previous visits to this area with many Bronze Age finds coming up and being recorded with us, these have included several rapiers, daggers, axe heads, razors, along with some nice Iron Age coins and artefacts having been found, Roman coins & artefacts, Anglo Saxon artefacts, Medieval coins and artefacts and loads of other bits and bobs including some stunning early milled gold and silver coins.
MDG & LP have also done 2 previous digs on the arable ground around the pasture and we have seen Bronze Age palstave axe and parts of other Bronze Age bits, a few Iron Age finds, roman and medieval & victorian gold on previous joint visits.
The history of the area is vast with crossing points across the river, Iron Age settlements, roman roads & settlements and lots lots more. The whole search area is pasture has has not been ploughed for many years, some finds on previous visits to the area have been deeper so for the older more stunning finds a low and slow approach would be best and if you have one a larger coil for better ground coverage and better penetration. If you don’t yet have a larger coil you can always chat with Peter or Ash @ Leisure Promotions in advance of next Sundays dig and ask them to make sure they have some options in stock on the day for you to buy.
Parking will be in one of our search fields with access to the site down a long dirt track to the parking area and search fields.
LP Metal Detecting may be hand to help and assist you with sales, orders and questions.
Burger van man will be in attendance to keep us all fed and watered all day with everything from bacon rolls and coffee in the morning to cheese burgers and fizzy drinks in the afternoon
Anyone wishing to joining the Metal Detectives Group we do have a limited number of membership spaces available for the new membership year, membership is £30 for the year - Please check our website for full information on the Metal Detectives Group and our membership rules etc.
Detectival 2019 tickets are also available from us at this weekends digs or you can purchase them online @ www.detectival.com
HOLES ON THE PASTURE MUST BE DUG AND FILLED PROPERLY - IF YOU ARE UNSURE HOW TO DIG & FILL A HOLE PROPERLY ON PASTURE PLEASE EITHER ASK FOR HELP BEFORE YOU SET OUT OR JUST DON'T BOTHER COMING ALONG.
DIG LOCATION: CLANFIELD - OXFORDSHIRE
DIG COST: £15 - MDG & LP MEMBERS
GUEST: NON MDG/LP MEMBERS ARE WELCOME £20
SEARCH AREA SIZE: 150 ACRES +
SITE CONDITIONS: FRESHLY CUT GRASS
DIG PARKING: EDGE OF FIELD
DIG ARRIVAL TIME: 08.00AM
DIG BRIEFING TIME: 09.25AM
DIG START TIME: 09.30AM
FINDS RECORDED: 13.00PM UNTIL FINISH
DIG FINISH TIME: 17.30PM
OTHER IMPORTANT DIG INFORMATION
DIG & FILL HOLES PROPERLY - PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE
RECORD FINDS WITH US BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE DIG
REMOVE UNWANTED FINDS AND RUBBISH FROM THE SITE
KEEP THE SITE CLEAN AND TIDY
RESPECT THE LAND AND YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS