Brightwalton Camping Weekend VENUE CHANGE!!! Please read update!

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OX13 6AP Is the postcode. We are camping on GRASS field, not the detecting fields!!!

Good morning all! Well, we’re at the new permission and there’s a BIG Brucie bonus. It ain’t stubble, it’s all cultivated!!! Super looking land and a farmer that really wants to work with us! He’s topping an area especially for the camping and rolling a track across the fields. 100 acres+ per day in a predominantly Saxon area. Today’s going to be a busy one working behind the farmer to get set up as he clears the way. We will also have a large water container in the camping area. Right, we’re all off now to start the set up:). See you all soon!!!


This is a very important announcement regarding the Brightwalton event. On arrival this afternoon, the farmer notified us he hadn’t managed to combine the fields he had for us. Obviously with us being on site ready to start the set up this had left us little option other than to cancel the event. However, rather than let everyone down, we have been calling on and contacting farmers all around the area and we’ve come up trumps. We have secured a few hundred acres of combined stubble in between Steventon and West Hanney which on research, seems to be an area that will certainly offer some consolation to those looking forward to this event. We have confirmed with the landowner that we will be doing the event and hope everyone will join us. Obviously if there are any of our members that do not wish to take advantage of this alternative permission, we will fully understand and all we ask is that you remove your name from the register. Everything else will remain the same as the Brightwalton event. ONLY THE VENUE HAS CHANGED!!!

Please read the details below and myself and Paul both hope to see you this weekend.

In September 2009 a metal detecting club held its annual rally at a site in the parish where one detectorist found a Saxon grave from early in the 7th century ADcontaining the skeleton of a young woman with grave goods including one spindle whorl, two iron knives and two ceramic pots that may have contained food

Near the grave the detectorist found an ornate circular Saxon metal brooch inlaid with gold, garnets and coral. This type of brooch was previously known from Kent, East Anglia, Essex and Bedfordshire but the one from West Hanney is further west than all previously found examples, making it “a find described as of national importance. It has yet to be determined where the brooch may have been made.

The village had a parish church by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. The earliest part of the present Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great is the nave, built about 1150. The north tower was added later in the 12th century and the south transept is 13th-century. In the 14th century the nave was lengthened westward and the south arcadeand aisle were added. The chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century. In the 19th century the church was restored, the nave was increased in height awith a clerestory, and the south porch was added. The church is a Grade II* listed building.


Steventon Priory was founded early in the 12th century in the reign of Henry I. It was an alien priory, controlled by the Benedictine Bec Abbey in Normandy. In the 14th century alien priories became unpopular with the Crown, and in the reign of Edward III the abbey was allowed to sell Steventon Priory to an English squire, Sir Hugh Calveley.

The Domesday Book of 1086 records a church in the manor of Stevento The earliest part of the present Church of England parish church of St Michael and All Angels is a capital in the south arcade. It is in “stiff-leaf” style, which is an Early English feature. Page and Ditchfield concluded that it dated from about 1220.

In the 14th century St Michael’s was rebuilt in Perpendicular Gothic style and apparently enlarged for Sir Hugh Calveley. The position of the tower is slightly unusual, on the south side of the nave and combined with the porch. The south aisle is of three and a half bays, parallelling the chancel and the eastern part of the nave, and having at its west end an arch into the bottom stage of the tower.

St Michael’s is a Grade I listed building. Its parish is now linked with those of Drayton and Milton.
Steventon Methodist Church
The tower has a ring of six bells. William Yare of Reading, Berkshire cast the fourth and tenor bells in 1613. Henry I Knight, also of Reading, cast the second bell in 1617. Ellis II Knight and Henry III Knight cast the treble bell in 1674. William Taylor of Loughborough cast the third and fifth bells in 1849, presumably at the foundry in Oxford that his family ran until 1854.

Parish church EdThe village had a parish church by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. The earliest part of the present Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great is the nave, built about 1150. The north tower was added later in the 12th century and the south transept is 13th-century. In the 14th century the nave was lengthened westward and the south arcadeand aisle were added. The chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century. In the 19th century the church was restored, the nave was increased in height awith a clerestory, and the south porch was added. The church is a Grade II* listed building.


The first Brightwalton Camping Weekend for 2017 is here at last! Over 200 acres of previously undetected land is being made available on what has proven to be one of our best permissions to date! We’ve found it all here, Saxon Sceats, Roman bronze and silver. Countless hammered coinage, gold coins, gold rings, you name it. It’s been found here. For this one we are in new territory, previously undetected fields to start us off.

Our last visit was for our Xmas event which can be watched here-

If you would like to attend this weekend, whether camping or as a day visitor, please add your name on the relevant register below. The cost for this event will be £50 for the whole weekend, arrivals will be admitted on the Friday ready to get set up and are welcome to leave on the Monday. There will be toilets on site and full catering facilities. Please ensure you do have a supply of water as we cannot always guarantee easy access although we can usually get enough to keep you going!



Each day will commence with a briefing at 08:25 and detecting will start at 08:30, finishing late.




Brightwalton Camping Register


Registration opens at 24-07-2017 10:52

Registration closes at 12-08-2017 10:52

Max Participants: 200

Registered Users:

  1. stuart900
  2. MarkOverton
  3. Darrylhughes
  4. Biddy
  5. Swing-till-it-dings1975
  7. DiggaDeus
  8. daveydiver
  9. Kez80
  10. fusion81
  11. diggerandy
  12. glenm
  13. Darren1982
  14. boxsterdigger
  15. suzyp
  16. Jakeg50
  17. The-Detectorist
  18. Furtler
  19. jamesgold89
  20. snowdrops
  21. Woolly
  22. saff
  23. JohnElder
  24. Vaffleswinger
  25. Fastkenny
  26. Fastkennyswife
  27. MickHibbert
  28. StephenParkin
  29. Vstrom
  30. diggergray
  31. Valeri
  32. stevefoy
  33. paulmdfx
  34. PaulNewman
  35. andymidlands
  36. Tracy
  37. keithshaul
  38. shilton420
  39. Dazdigsit
  40. Shahin
  41. helikeith
  42. Kosterpeter
  43. Hillph123
  44. Hunter68
  45. Jahfe
  46. scrapbucket
  47. DavidEdwards
  48. JersCowan-Dickie
  49. Neilfinds
  50. Gofindit55
  51. shaun59
  52. Petepenfold
  53. lordringpull123
  54. Azz00
  55. Mightywoz
  56. Tonyj
  57. tibbles
  58. Richardadams
  59. Peck106
  60. Rich76
  61. Trisxa
  62. Mikemeboy
  63. TheChief
  64. parki17
  65. Chunky
  66. rick61
  67. Dragon
  68. Shaunsilversurfer

Registration is currently closed.

Please only add your name here if you are camping for the whole weekend. If you are attending firnthe weekend but not camping, book in as a day visitor each day below.


Please add your name here if you are attending as a day visitor

Brightwalton Saturday Register


Registration opens at 24-07-2017 10:48

Registration closes at 12-08-2017 10:48

Max Participants: 130

Registered Users:

  1. chriscuddon
  2. Rich1987
  3. LordDarren
  4. JordancPoole
  5. Murf
  6. Dobbi
  7. Klunk
  8. dth58
  9. Narog1471
  10. bodger
  11. Devongirl
  12. jojo
  13. Scottydog
  14. Cass
  15. AndrewP
  16. Willyg
  17. billyg
  18. Bargeman
  19. TheMO
  20. saxonman
  21. Minster
  22. knyght
  23. RobinGoodfellow
  24. granv
  25. bazday
  26. Jasetheace
  27. DaveJ
  28. Amysmith86
  29. Darren67
  30. zaxxon
  31. Shaggy67
  32. LeahRolph86
  33. Arturs
  34. Stu85
  35. mx92crosser
  36. TonyJones
  37. mstanley
  38. Tezsykes
  39. frogpf
  40. Blakey
  41. philmar
  42. ARCCC
  43. bsabill
  44. gethammered
  45. RedArrow
  46. Peck106
  47. Sammy
  48. steve977
  49. ColinAlexander
  50. Winks
  51. GeoffDeus
  52. Patrick
  53. Finni1012
  54. Poppy
  55. ColinSilk
  56. Baza

Registration is currently closed.


Brightwalton Sunday Register


Registration opens at 24-07-2017 10:51

Registration closes at 12-08-2017 10:51

Max Participants: 120

Registered Users:

  1. greenranger
  2. LordDarren
  3. TigerSteve
  4. JordancPoole
  5. boycey71
  6. chriscuddon
  7. Lurchy
  8. DanUnder
  9. tomf
  10. Chrisd
  12. jojo
  13. Scottydog
  14. Cass
  15. bigal
  16. Scooby
  17. AnnTurrell
  18. Andrewr
  19. Willyg
  20. billyg
  21. Minster
  22. datapirate
  23. RayEdwards
  24. granv
  25. bazday
  26. Michaelmiller
  27. LeahRolph86
  28. PetraNorris
  29. Mandy
  30. Lauraandjess
  31. Benandjess
  32. Kphillips
  33. albieg
  34. minidigger
  35. gje51
  36. mazdaman
  37. [email protected]
  38. [email protected]
  39. ARCCC
  40. lordringpull123
  41. Nicko
  42. MartinC
  43. TheChief
  44. dengibbard
  45. royg
  46. manicdev
  47. Peck106
  48. Golddancekid
  49. ColinAlexander
  50. JTro
  51. Gander
  52. Craggle
  53. Rooster
  55. Dragon
  56. chas1965
  57. Peakwfc
  58. Nicholswfc

Registration is currently closed.

Please add your name here if you are attending as a day visitor


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    I’m registered already but bringing + 1 ex member ‘Skylark’ on Sunday.

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    Ray Edwards


    Chris, I would like to claim my free dig on this one please for the Normandy dig that I attended earlier this year. I am only coming on the Sunday.

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    Really can’t wait for this dig, having withdrawal symptoms from lack of detecting! And looking forwards to catching with great friends.

    Take care guys and gals. See you all soon.


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    Stephen Parkin


    Hello Chris, would it be possible to invite my son who has never been metal detecting before, who has shown an intress just lately. I have booked the camping weekend. Kind regards Steve.

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    I’ve registered for Sunday, I will be bringing 2 others, Martin Norris and John Charlton both LP members

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    linda perfect


    Hello, this is the first lgd event I’ve booked for. Do I have to be a member of any national metal detecting organisations to attend? Thankyou.

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      Hi Linda, please join the NCMD (NCMD.CO.UK). Bring your payment receipt with you if cards not arrived in time.

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    hi, can you confirm correct price for the weekend , as on the rally events on facebook the cost is priced as £45 , so abit confused. Also is it different fields for Saturday and sunday, many thanks

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      Hi, it’s £50 for the weekend, there was an error on the Facebook page. And yes, different fields each day.

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    Keith Webster


    Dumb question from a newbie here.
    I am registered for the whole weekend, but have no idea where we are coming to.

    How do I find that out please?
    Many thanks Chris

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      I’m pretty sure the postcode and maps etc are posted on here either 24 or 48 hours prior to the event or sent to your email :)

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        The postcode is always published the evening prior to the event, never emailed out. It can be found on the event description on the website and on Facebook.

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      Hi Keith, the postcode will be published on the website event description and our Facebook page by the Thursday evening prior to the event.

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    Thomas john


    Hi, could somebody please tell me if it will be ok for me to come down on a motorbike? I’m booked for the weekend but my dad isn’t coming on this one so I am struggling for a lift in a car. Thanks in advance.

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    'Detector King'


    hi! Just registered for the weekend camping. Will be coming in the camper van. Partner wants to come along too. Does she have to register as well?

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      Joanne Boyce


      Hi, no we only need all detectorists to register, no need to register guests and under 14’s. Thanks Joe

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    David Foster


    Am registered for camping weekend have tried to register my mate as well but unable to .Steven Waring will b attending weekend camping with me cheers

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    i have just paid for full membership,could you bring my new membership card to the dig this weekend if possible.thanks bill

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    The Chief


    Big shame never mind other area looks good. Is it the same fields that the other club had the Christmas rally on or undetected also will it be different fields each day as I can only come Sunday. Sorry for the questions

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    Thomas john


    I am going to have to drop out. My motorbike now has an issue preventing me from even going for parts to repair it tomorrow. Absolutely gutted! Anybody coming through Manchester on way to the dig tomorrow?

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    Graham Anderson


    Just for your numbers, I’m registered for Sunday and bringing 3 guests. Well done for the change of venue by the way, looks awesome.

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