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THE

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DIG

An exciting dig at -

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MAY 07

2022

2022

Crawley
Hampshire

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Crawley in Hampshire 

Searching all spring barley fields on May 7th as crops behind due to lack of rain 

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The Dig

Dig confirmed for May 07

The fields on Saturday:

Field 1. The Oil Depot field. 57-acres

Field 2. The Village Field. 45-acres

Field3. The small barn field plus others

THE FIELDS

As the spring barley crops have hardley grown due to lack of rain, we are able to search all SB crops on the farm. 

There will be a variety of fields to go over on May 07 including the Oil Depot field, the field opposite the duck pond, the field left of the green tank and the field to the left of the small barn. There could be others too but will have to check on the day.

DRY GROUND

With such dry ground conditions, we will need to look into the best programs or settings for our machines so there is plenty of time to research this. Please note that the farm has always been a very quiet site but perseverance can pay off.

 

 

 

It is unusual for us to be out in May so this will be a welcome interlude from armchair detecting. The forecast hints at showers between now and then which might may a difference but however you look at this dig, a return to this site will always be welcomed by the Crawley fans. Signals are far and few between though.

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LOCAL HISTORY

Coming soon...

HISTORY

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Interesting Facts

CROP MARKS

Folly Farm field is situated south of the square woodland known as Peach Hill, a Romano-British camp.

Seen on aerial photography, a double curvilinear features passes from here, through our field in a southerly direction and can bee seen here

RESEARCH

OTHER SOURCES

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DIG TIMES

Start time : 9.30am

It is important that you do not arrive earlier than 8.30am as we will be busy putting out direction signs.

 

End time : Dusk

DIRECTIONS

POST CODE

SO21 2PL

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Head for the village duck pond then follow the road sign in the direction of Kings Somborne. Turn left at our signs.

PARKING

Parking at the green barn as it is central to the fields but will have to walk 1/4 mile to most. 

INFORMATION

toilets

We put up a wind break for ladies use only. The nearest loos will be found at the closest filling station or pub.

dogs

Dogs are welcome but must be on leads.

DIG FEE

MEMBERS £20
GUESTS £23

UNDER 16s 1/2 PRICE

UNDER 12s FREE

NON-DETECTOR USERS FREE

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

The latest Google Earth imagery for you on this section.

Your fields are mainly shown on the aerial photo on the left. Sometimes the view is only approximate though but is near enough for you to do your research.

OTHER SOURCES

STREET MAPS

To help you plan your journey.

OUR DIG SIGNS

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The Weekend Wanderers dig signs are designed to be highly visible against the foliage backdrop. FIELD ENTRANCE signs are placed at the entrance with signs further down the road to give you plenty of notice that your turning is near.

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Pete's Bees

Local honey for sale at the dig produced from Pete's apiaries in North Hampshire

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