Steventon – REPLACEMENT EVENT IN CULHAM 4.5 MILES AWAY – Camping Weekend Oxfordshire Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October

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The postcode for this event is OX14 3DT
Turn off the  A415 Abingdon Road onto Thame Lane.
Turn up the track for Warren Farm, Look out for the signs and admin that will be there to help direct you to parking. Thanks.

 

Subject to our site visit to Steventon and the discovery that the land could not be prepared in time, we have organised an alternative event on NEW land at Culham, on the river Thames.

We have 2 fields, one which is cultivated at one end and runs along the Thames itself.

As you can see from the pictures below, presently the grass is long in both but the farmer has promised these are going to be cut by 2 tractors before we arrive. This is the same Farmer that cut the grass ready for our camping event at Steventon a few weeks ago so we are confident this will be achieved. We will also be on site Thursday to ensure this has been done.

There is a scramble meeting on a track next to our field that runs along the river Thames where you would be able to watch from if you wished. So for anybody bringing wives and kids this will be a fantastic sideline for them.

We are going to try and camp you all along the river so views will be as seen in pics of the Thames (this will be confirmed on arrival).

There’s a total of 200 acres spread over 2 fields. The farmer has told us of some green waste that has been put on a 2 acre strip in the top field so this is going to remain uncut to make it easy for us all to recognize so to stay away from that area.

He has also confirmed only certain areas are affected in the bottom field by some flooding, this being a part of the big field near the riverside.

If you no longer wish to attend this event with its new location please remove your names from the register below, although i am sure that this will be just as enjoyable as the Steventon permission. We will look to rearrange as soon as it has been rolled (weather permitting).

The history in this area certainly seems very interesting:

The village was at one time important for the Thames barges carrying stone from the dissolved Abbey of Abingdon and there was wharfage here where the stone was loaded onto barges for transportation to London. The wharf and the remains of the lock can still be seen as well as the assembly pool for barges that lay near it. These were in the ditch now known as Back Water, but then known as Swift Ditch. Swift Ditch was at the time the main navigation channel until 1790 when it was abandoned in favour of the main channel through Abingdon.

The parish lies some 7 miles south of Oxford in a bend of the River Thames, which forms its chief boundary, and is of special interest on account of its importance in the Anglo-Saxon and early Norman periods. The acreage of the parish is 2,051 and its boundaries appear to have changed but little since late Saxon times when a survey of the parish was made in 940 in the time of King Edmund. The survey mentions the ford where Abingdon Bridge now stands, and refers to ‘barrows’ at some point along the parish’s eastern boundary, but no traces of these remain. The beating of the bounds of the eastern end of the parish was regularly carried out during the Middle Ages and led in 1416 to the institution of legal proceedings by the Abbot of Abingdon against Sir John Drayton of Nuneham. The abbot complained that the Vicar of Culham and his parishioners had been shot at by Sir John and his men, and further that Sir John had erected a fortalice on Culham territory and used it to prevent the vicar and parishioners from making their procession.
The Thames has always been an important means of communication for Culham though little is known with certainty about its history before the Tudor period. Until the early 11th century the arm of the river between Andersey Island and Culham was apparently the main route for transport; but the flow of water is said to have been diverted by Abingdon Abbey into the branch or branches of the river by Abingdon so that the stream ran closer to the abbey.
Culham was an important place in the AngloSaxon period and enjoyed special privileges throughout the Middle Ages. Partly because of its close connexion with Abingdon Abbey, partly because of the charm of its situation, and partly because of the excellent sport it provided, the place was especially favoured by the royal houses of Mercia and Wessex. Offa was the first to build a royal residence on Andersey Island and there his son Egfrith died in 796. The sisters of the Mercian king Coenwulf retreated to Culham to lead a holy life, and c. 1050 a church to St. Andrew was built on the island, which thus acquired its name of Andresiaor Andersey. Although a few Roman remains have been found by the river near Zouche Farm no Saxon remains have yet been found.
After the Conquest both William I and William II used to stay at the royal hunting lodge on Andersey. The Conqueror in particular delighted in the island’s green meadows and recuperated there from blood-letting, but Henry I was persuaded by Queen Maud to return the island to Abingdon and to allow the abbot to use the lead from the many houses on the island for the roof of the abbey church. It appears from the chronicler’s account that the stone buildings on the island were already in decay, but local memory of them was still strong when Leland visited Culham. He says that there was once a ‘fortres or pile lyke a castle in Andersey’ and that it lay almost exactly between the old and new courses of the Thames.
In Stephen’s reign Culham was plundered by William Boterel, Constable of Wallingford, although he had taken a bribe from Abbot Ingulf in return for a promise not to attack the abbey’s property, (
and despite the privileged position which Culham undoubtedly enjoyed, both on account of its ancient rights of sanctuary and its immunity from royal and ecclesiastical control, other than that of the abbey. This privileged position may be illustrated by the fact that a claim to exemption from taxation in 1291 was successfully vindicated, and that Culham does not appear on later medieval taxation rolls. Its rights of sanctuary seem to have derived from a wide interpretation of the charter of King Coenwulf of 821. By the late 14th century there was evidently popular opposition to these rights: in 1394 the ‘Commons’ of Essex petitioned the Crown against the abuse of sanctuary both at Culham and at Colchester, and in 1442 Pope Eugenius IV issued a mandate to the Bishop of Lincoln and others to inquire into abuses at Culham and elsewhere. In 1486 Humphrey Stafford and his brother Thomas, after an abortive attempt at insurrection against Henry VII, sought sanctuary at Culham; but Humphrey was later arrested and the claim disallowed. Despite the decision of the court in Stafford’s case men still claimed sanctuary at Culham, a case being recorded as late as 1507. (fn. 95)
In the 17th century the proximity of Culham to Abingdon and Oxford meant that the village was inevitably affected by the Civil War, for the bridge across Culham ford was of considerable strategic importance. In the spring of 1643 the royalists had an encampment on Culham Hill; but this was abandoned about 12 June when the troops were withdrawn to Oxford. After the king’s forces had left Abingdon in May 1644 the parliamentarians seized Culham Bridge, from which they harried royalist food convoys moving into Oxford. An unsuccessful royalist attempt to recapture and demolish the bridge in January 1645 led to a sharp engagement known as the battle of Culham Bridge, in which the king’s commander, Sir Henry Gage, was mortally wounded.

Pictures of the land PRIOR TO GRASS CUTTING!

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FULL CATERING AVAILABLE FOR THE WEEKEND!!!

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The event will be Saturday and Sunday 8.30am until 5pm. For anyone travelling long distance we can allow you to arrive on Friday, but you must arrive between 3pm and 8pm.

There will be toilets on this event, there will be onsite hot food and refreshments on sale throughout the day.  We will be holding a raffle with a top prize of a Deus, tickets will be available all weekend and the draw will be at 1pm on Sunday. Pete and Ashley from Leisure Promotions will be on site.

Caravans, tents and mobile homes welcome. Dogs are welcome but MUST be kept on a lead at all times.

If registering for camping please DO NOT register on the single day registers and the same applies to people only attending the day events please DO NOT register on the camping register as this will help us to give our farmer more accurate numbers.

£50 per person for the weekend or

£20 per day for non members

£15 per day for members

All non detectorist’s and children under 14 are FREE and there is no need to register them.

 

Steventon 7th & 8th October 2017 Camping Only

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Steventon Saturday 7th October 2017

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Comments

  1. Profile photo of Duane

    Duane

    06/09/2017

    Are we able to get there on Friday night and set up our tents?

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      Joanne Boyce

      08/09/2017

      Hi Anthony, if you are there for the weekend camping its £50 per detectorist or its £15 per day for members or £20 per day for non members. Thanks Joe

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    Koos

    09/09/2017

    He there we come from Holland hoe late are we welcome on the camping site ,is there a Free field to detect on friday,Thanks.

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    Ross

    11/09/2017

    Hi
    Could you put me down for a +1 (non-member) for the Sunday pl. (rpp123456)
    Cheers
    Ross.

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    Kokkie

    13/09/2017

    Hè there, we come from Holland hoe late are we welcome on the camping site? Is there a free field to detect om friday? Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      15/09/2017

      Hi Kokkie, yes you are very welcome to attend the event and yes we normally arrange a small portion of land that can be detected on the friday. Thanks Joe

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    Grant

    16/09/2017

    Hi Joanne,
    I have just registered for Sunday, could you please add my non member friend as a +1?

    Many Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      18/09/2017

      Hi Grant, yes thats fine can i just ask the name of your guest so i can add them to the list please. Thanks Joe

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    TheArkProject

    17/09/2017

    I have registered for the camping “only” does this mean we can detect ? I hope so as I was assuming it did ?

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      Joanne Boyce

      18/09/2017

      Hi yes it does include the detecting, by registering as camping we are able to get an idea of how many tents, motorhomes and caravans to expect. Thanks Joe

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    Christian Horton

    18/09/2017

    Hello, I’m registered for Sunday but could you count me as two please? I’ll be coming with my non member partner. Cheers!

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      Joanne Boyce

      18/09/2017

      Hi Russell, there will be a separate field for Sunday but you will still be able to search on Saturdays fields too if you wish. Thanks Joe

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    Luke

    19/09/2017

    Hi can I add a plus one please for the Saturday (Christian Tunwell)

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    PaulMealyer

    19/09/2017

    Hi Joanne
    Any Chance you can put me down as a reserve for the sat 7th Oct only. My mate is already signed up but it appears I missed out. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      Hi Paul, not sure if you have seen but there were extra paces added if you still want one. Thanks

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    Bert

    19/09/2017

    I have just registered for the weekend , could you count me as 3 plus?

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    Neil Peacock

    19/09/2017

    Hi Joanne, Just to let you know we will be camping for the weekend and will arrive late Friday afternoon. i will be coming in my Motorhome which is quite big, but comfortable. See you soon.
    Neil and Nathan

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      The postcode for this event is OX14 3DT
      Turn off the A415 Abingdon Road onto Thame Lane.
      Turn up the track for Warren Farm, Look out for the signs and admin that will be there to help direct you to parking. Thanks.

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    Carl Tough

    20/09/2017

    Can you please put me down for the two of us as usual… My wife still can’t remember her user name and password. Thanks

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    KevK

    21/09/2017

    Can you put me down for two please . As I’ve some how messed up with creating and account for my wife .. I am trying to sort it just didn’t want her missing out .. Thanks

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    Rob Drayton

    22/09/2017

    Sorry guys, have had to unregister from Sunday – but still going on Saturday. Medical advice!!

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    Shelley

    22/09/2017

    Hi , I’ve changed my dates to the Saturday but my brother is having problems again so can I put a plus 1 just incase he can’t get it to work. Thanks

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    Marie Downing

    24/09/2017

    Hi I am new to this and not managed to get to a dig yet as 2 local ones by me were both cancelled I have registered for the whole weekend and hope someone could give me a little lesson as even though I haved watched utube it still bafgles me

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      Joanne Boyce

      26/09/2017

      Hi Marie, im sure there will be plenty of people willing to give you some help and pointers, we also have Pete Turrell at this event from Leisure Promotions who sells everything you could possibly need, im sure he will be willing to give you some advice on settings etc if needed. Thanks Joe

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    J Boyce

    25/09/2017

    Hi Jo, am I ok to just camp Saturday night as I can’t make till early Saturday, normal fee of course, cheers jb

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      Joanne Boyce

      26/09/2017

      Hi Jamie, yes of course you can just look out for the admin on arrival as normal. Thanks Joe

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      Joanne Boyce

      26/09/2017

      Hi Matthew we currently have a long grass field for camping which we are hoping to get cut before we arrive and the other fields were stubble that have since been cultivated and diced, the farmer has promised to roll them before we arrive which we will be checking on Monday. Thanks Joe

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    Phil Taylor

    25/09/2017

    Hi
    Please can you advise when the directions and postcode will be released. I will be working away right up until the event with little access to emails so I just want to know when to start looking out for it.
    Thanks in advance
    Phil

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      The postcode for this event is OX14 3DT
      Turn off the A415 Abingdon Road onto Thame Lane.
      Turn up the track for Warren Farm, Look out for the signs and admin that will be there to help direct you to parking. Thanks.

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    Thor selckmo

    26/09/2017

    Ive never metal detected before ! But I bought a machine and could do with some tips and a helping hand is that OK…?

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      Joanne Boyce

      26/09/2017

      HI, Yes thats fine there will be plenty of people there willing to give you a helping hand and some great advice. Thanks Joe

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    Palo

    27/09/2017

    Hi Joanne, I was Grant’s +1 (comments above) I have now registered and added my name to the Sunday list. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      The postcode for this event is OX14 3DT
      Turn off the A415 Abingdon Road onto Thame Lane.
      Turn up the track for Warren Farm, Look out for the signs and admin that will be there to help direct you to parking. Thanks.

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      Joanne Boyce

      02/10/2017

      Hi Ian, we are currently working on a new location 4.5 miles away in Culham. I have edited the event at the top if you could have a read of that for me please. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      The postcode for this event is OX14 3DT
      Turn off the A415 Abingdon Road onto Thame Lane.
      Turn up the track for Warren Farm, Look out for the signs and admin that will be there to help direct you to parking. Thanks.

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    Carl

    02/10/2017

    Hey all

    Really gutted to hear about the venue, I was really looking forwards to it. Gutted for LGD too, as all the work that has been contributed to the event.

    Really sorry to drop out, I will be crossing everything I can, and hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

    Gl Guys n Gals … and take care.

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      Joanne Boyce

      03/10/2017

      Hi Carl, thank you for your understanding. The new site looks very interesting so hopefully we should see some great finds this weekend. The Steventon permission is simply waiting to be rolled when the weather dries up a little so will look to re book as early as possible. Thanks

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    Nigel

    02/10/2017

    Hi lgd yes dissapointed but i know you guys work hard for land so no problem just

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      Joanne Boyce

      03/10/2017

      Hi Nigel, we have now secured a new location for the event. The new site looks very interesting so hopefully we should see some great finds this weekend. The Steventon permission is simply waiting to be rolled when the weather dries up a little so will look to re book as early as possible. Thanks

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    Bert

    03/10/2017

    Hi joanne.
    I have registered 10 days ago. Is it possible to add my friends on the list? There names are nato and virginie. We will pay for our memberschip and the weekend when we arrive. Thanks a lot.. bert from belgium.

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    Thomas john

    03/10/2017

    Hi all, apologies but i have had to de-register for this event. It is just too far for me to come on the motorbike to detect on pasture. Thanks again Guys (AND GIRLS!!) Hope to see you all on another event soon! Tom (The-Detectorist).

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    Paul Sumner

    03/10/2017

    Hi
    Have registered for Saturday can you please add my friend Colin Broughton on the list and he will pay £20.00 on the day.
    Please confirm.
    Regards
    Paul.

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    Matthew rich

    03/10/2017

    Hi there is it still ok to turn up between 3pm and 8pm Friday due to the drive cheers Matt

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    Carl walker

    03/10/2017

    Hi Joe
    Can you tell me if there’s space for Sat 7th ? Im non member . Do i pay on arrival? Ive got valid NCMD .

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/10/2017

      Hi Carl yes there are still places available simply click on the register button at the bottom of the event. Thanks

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    Simon

    04/10/2017

    Hi, might of overlooked it but what is the address for the new location in culham as I’m driving 70 miles and don’t know the area at all and will need to put a location in the Sat nav. I’m down for the Sunday first time with you and looking forward to it :-)

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      The postcode for this event is OX14 3DT
      Turn off the A415 Abingdon Road onto Thame Lane.
      Turn up the track for Warren Farm, Look out for the signs and admin that will be there to help direct you to parking. Thanks.

    • Profile photo of Joanne Boyce

      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      The postcode for this event is OX14 3DT
      Turn off the A415 Abingdon Road onto Thame Lane.
      Turn up the track for Warren Farm, Look out for the signs and admin that will be there to help direct you to parking. Thanks.

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      Hi Charlie, what day do you want to attend, i will add you to my list as registration is now closed. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      Hi Martin, there are still spaces if you would like to attend. Dont worry about registering at this late stage, i will make a note of your name on my list. Thanks

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    John Parry

    05/10/2017

    Hi Joanne… I have a family crisis and cannot attend this weekend…
    however there is no button vacility to DE-REGISTER
    I was looking forward to the event but family has to take preference
    I am sorry this is last minute but is unavoidable…
    Sincere apologies
    John

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    John Parry

    05/10/2017

    Sorry Joanne…. my name on site is ” boxsterdigger “…. I am registered as number 19 for weekend camping
    Once again my apologies for being unable to attend (see my message above) I have also emailed you so that you can add someone from the waiting list..
    Regards
    John

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/10/2017

      Hi John, not a problem, thank you for letting me know i will remove your name from my list. Thanks

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    Wojtek

    05/10/2017

    Hi Joanne, Can I have a plus 1 for Sunday please? Bringing a guest with me.

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    Alex

    05/10/2017

    Hi, will both fields be open for detecting on Saturday or will one be kept for Sunday? Cheers Alex

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    john swift

    06/10/2017

    are there anymore places available just for Saturday? i forgot to register and now the list is closed!
    if so please could you let me know cheers john

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    Leah Rolph

    06/10/2017

    Hi Chris, I have the same question as John Swift. Is there any chance I can attend tomorrows dig as registration is closed but I can see you still have 20 places available? Please let me know if it possible? Thanks

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    Johntoe

    06/10/2017

    Hi can’t put my name down for Saturday is there still room it’s johntoe

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