An exciting dig at -
Opposite Thame Park Abbey
THAME in OXFORDSHIRE
120 - acres of pasture some of which was arable and is now grassland.
See an aerial photo of the fields and general area on the Weekend Wanderers newsletter (members only)
This was the location of our Xmas special dig in 2016 and sees us return to this well situated farm of 120-acres. Since then, every year has been too wet for parking and we eagerly look forward to digging here once more!
As the fields have no livestock, you can get on all those fields plus any crop fields that were out of bounds as they are now down to pasture. It means of course that invisible mending of your excavations is paramount and no trash or iron left on top. Hammered coins of the Tudor era were found on this land but the ring below, dug up by Geoff on our Xmas dig was rather special! This time we have all of the fields to explore so let's uncover the others!
Ends at dusk.
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.
Cars stopping on busy roads could lead to an accident so please, no arrivals before 8.30am. Thanks.
No gates so carry on until dusk but please park outside of the gates to continue detecting.
We put up a wind break for ladies use only. The nearest loos will be found at the closest filling station or pub.
ROUTE 1. Find Thame in Oxfordshire then head for the town centre and High Street (B4445) and head from there, take the B4012 S.E for 3/4 mile. Just past the B.P. filling station, turn into Thame Park Road (B4012) Our signs will be here so just follow the arrows to the dig.
Dogs are welcome but must be on leads.
UNDER 12s FREE
UNDER 16s 1/2 PRICE
NON-DETECTOR USERS FREE
On hard standing around the farmyard
Parking is on pasture with limited hard standing so please bring your car rather than your van if possible.
OUR DIGS SIGNS
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.
Local honey for sale at the dig produced from Pete's apiaries in North Hampshire
Pete will remember to bring honey this Sunday!