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DIG

An exciting dig at -

FEBRUARY 05

Thame
Oxfordshire

Opposite Thame Park Abbey

2023

2023

Dig confirmed

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THAME in OXFORDSHIRE

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THE DIG

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)

THAME

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! 

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HISTORY

LOCAL HISTORY

Just opposite our farm is Thame Park Abbey link
 

We are south of The medieval market town of Thame. Thame local history link

Elizabeth 1 stayed at Rycote Manor link

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Interesting Facts

The Thame hoard here
 

RESEARCH

Other sources

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Cosmic Sky

Ends at dusk.

Start time : 9.30am

DIG TIMES

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.

toilets

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

POST CODE

DIRECTIONS

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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

Dogs are welcome but must be on leads.

INFORMATION

DIG FEE

MEMBERS £20

GUESTS £23

UNDER 12s FREE

UNDER 16s 1/2 PRICE

NON-DETECTOR USERS FREE

PARKING

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. 

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

The latest Google Earth imagery for you on this section. 

Your fields are roughly on the aerial image on the left. Sometimes the view is only approximate though but near enough for you to do your own research.

Other sources

STREET MAPS

To help you plan your journey.

OUR DIGS 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

Pete will remember to bring honey this Sunday! 

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