LGD’s New Year Slimbridge Roman Rally – Open To Non Members – Saturday 30th December

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SLIMBRIDGE INSTRUCTIONS

The address you need to go to is – Prices Court Farm, Slimbridge GL2 7BP

Gate will be open from 6.30am till 8.45am

Please arrive in plenty of time so you are at the briefing at 9am (You all MUST be stood at the briefing)

Please can the driver have all the fees for that vehicle ready and with correct amount if possible.

Raffle tickets will be on sale on all morning until 1pm @ £2.50 per ticket.

Please park where you are instructed to by admin.

ALL ROMAN FINDS NEED TO BE RECORDED to Kurt Adams or to your local flo even Roman grots.

Have a safe journey all and remember you MUST all wear headphones no headphones you may be asked to leave the event.

 

Come and join us for the final Let’s Go Digging event of 2017, what better way to end the year than with this cracking permission that has never failed to produce some amazing finds. This event is open to members and non members.

This event event will be held on 120 acres of undetected pasture (all flat fields). These fields join the Roman fields that we have previously visited that heavily produced hundreds of Roman coins, a dozen Silver Roman Denarius, a Gold Posy ring, several Roman Rings, 6 Silver Celtic units and Artifacts, they stretch between the previous stubble fields that we visited on 19th November and 26th November and the River Severn.

We have information from Gloucestershire archaeology dousers that there was a Roman Villa on this land.

If our previous visits to this permission in Slimbridge are anything to go by we can expect a lot of Roman items to be uncovered along with Medieval items too.

Our farmer will be on hand selling teas, coffees, hot dogs and mulled wine.

Some pictures of our previous finds on the above mentioned stubble field.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ALL LET’S GO DIGGING EVENTS

Please note: We expect all finds to be shown for photographing, all items considered treasure for the finder to provide identification and a contact number. Whilst it is not our responsibility to report items of treasure found on our digs, we will advise the finder to do so and expect confirmation it has been done. And finds of this nature not reported will result in the finders details being passed to the relevant authority.

The event will start at 9am after a short briefing so please arrive between 8am and 8.45am. Digging finishes at 4.30pm. Parking will be on the field if it is dry.

If you can no longer attend after registering for the event please UN REGISTER, failure to do so can result in you being blocked from all future LGD events.

Non paid members £20
Paid members with a membership card £15
Under 16s free (no need to register)

New Year Saturday 30th December

Description:

Registration opens at 21-11-2017 19:19

Registration closes at 29-12-2017 20:00

Max Participants: 201

Registered Users:

  1. GeoffH
  2. boycey71
  3. PHILIPDADD
  4. snowdrops
  5. Woolly
  6. Stewart1012
  7. david
  8. Mickp44
  9. michael
  10. Bond
  11. michaelh
  12. Shearer
  13. Lukejo
  14. Patgarrett
  15. simon44
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  27. Lewie
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  88. pigeon
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  91. Cliffy
  92. MarkH
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  96. ColinAlexander
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  100. royg
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  102. AntHarrington
  103. Kimberley
  104. rosiel
  105. Dave.E
  106. medievalman
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  108. TonyJones
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  110. ColinSilk
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  146. silverfox
  147. Bigalbutt
  148. Antwonlee
  149. Scottydog
  150. Philstrain
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  152. Rickie100
  153. RobXJR
  154. Dobbi
  155. Dobunni1982
  156. micklamb
  157. Millsy
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  159. ChrisGorrett
  160. Fishbowl
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Registration is currently closed.

Comments

  1. Profile photo of TERRY

    TERRY

    21/11/2017

    Please could you add Howard Johns also as he is not on line but he is a paid up member

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    Yorkshireowl

    21/11/2017

    Hi Joanne – Admin.
    I’m registered on the rally dig list (no. 62) on
    30th December, 2017,
    Can I add my Pal Les Slater to the listing please.
    Les has joined the LGD Group tonight.
    Thanks,
    Yorkshireowl

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    Andrew Pinder

    23/11/2017

    Hi Joanne. Would you add BigAlbutt to the list please. He couldn’t log in for some reason. Thanks

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    Mike Dolan

    23/11/2017

    Can I please bring the missus along with me? She’s got her NCMD and all the usually kit

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    Paul Newman

    25/11/2017

    Hello Joanne can you please put me down with a plus 1 his name is Malcolm Lewis and is insured hope this is OK thanks Paul

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    Lindyloo

    27/11/2017

    Can you please add mugpics to this event he currently cant log in to register himself. Thank you

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    mike holland

    27/11/2017

    can you please add devon girl to the 30th dec slimbridge rally as she is offline at the moment ,thank you

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    Stewart

    28/11/2017

    Hi Joanne, this will be my first organised dig I’ve been on. Is there anything I need to know/do?before turning up on the 30th?
    Thanks.

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi Stewart, no not really, can i just check that you have either NCMD / FID insurance? Thanks

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        Steve

        07/12/2017

        Hi joe
        New to this site and grow up in slimbridge so looking forward to this event I was wondering I’ve got 2 friends also metal detectorist and lived in slimbridge would I be able to add them to come plz told them to register but be nice to go together
        Thanks again
        Steve

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi Derek, ive registered you for this event. If you no longer wish to attend please can you let me know. Thanks

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        Derek Green

        28/12/2017

        Hi Joanne I did apply to go on the list and you did reply to say you had done it on the 25 th of November but I was just going down the list and I dont seam to be on it, did you forget as I would love to attend.
        Regards Derek. Dsgreen.

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          Joanne Boyce

          28/12/2017

          Hi Derek, yes i do remember, thought you were on the list, no problem, ive added you to it now. Sorry about that. Thanks

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    Luke

    28/11/2017

    Hi Joanne, please can you add a plus one for me his name is Tony Guest. thanks!

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    barry day

    28/11/2017

    Hi Joanne, left this very late waiting to see how our arrangements over the holiday period panned out. I’m free to detect, so could you please add me to the reserve list.
    Thanks.

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi Barry, i have added you to the event, if you no longer wish to go can you please let me know. Thanks

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    ChrisGorrett

    28/11/2017

    Hi there……
    Please can you add me to the list please?
    A few of my mates are going and told me about this dig.
    Will pay on the day if that’s ok.

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      ChrisGorrett

      28/11/2017

      Just seen the list is full……can you please add me if anybody drops out?….thanks a lot.

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        Joanne Boyce

        05/12/2017

        Hi Chris, ive added you to the event, if you no longer wish to go can you please let me know. Thanks

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          ChrisGorrett

          05/12/2017

          Hi Joanne
          Just logged in and seen that I’m now on the list.
          Thanks very much am looking forward to this dig as one of my best mates is attending.

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    Paul

    28/11/2017

    Can you please add me paul fairman to the list and my partner Julie Clarkson

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        Joanne Boyce

        05/12/2017

        Hi Paul, you have both been added to the event. If you no longer wish to attend can you please let me know. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi Michael i have now added you to this event, if you no longer wish to attend can you please let me know. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi Roger i have now added you to this event, if you no longer wish to attend can you please let me know. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi Mark i have now added you to this event, if you no longer wish to attend can you please let me know. Thanks

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    James mcnamara

    04/12/2017

    Hi can you add me to the reserve list please guessing I’ve probably missed this one but worth a shot. Thanks James

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi James i have now added you to this event, if you no longer wish to attend can you please let me know. Thanks

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    Dobunni

    04/12/2017

    Is it possible to get a plus one on the reserve list?????? I’m signed up as dobunni1982
    Cheeeeers

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      Joanne Boyce

      05/12/2017

      Hi i have now added you to this event, if you no longer wish to attend can you please let me know. Thanks

  15. Profile photo of Roy Plomer

    Roy Plomer

    06/12/2017

    Hi Joanne are you still putting people on a reserve if so can you add me to it and let me know up to the evening of the 29th. Thank you.

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    Doug f

    08/12/2017

    Hi Joanne is there any cancellations for this,. We are in caravan in Cotswolds for this date and would love another day with LGD. Thanks

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    Jamie Ellsum

    11/12/2017

    Hi there. I know it is a long shot and the waiting list is full. But if by some miraculous event spaces become available could myself and magpie88 be considered. Many thanks

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    Claire

    16/12/2017

    Hi. If spaces become available I’d be very grateful to be offered a place. I can be contacted at the last minute. Fingers crossed.

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    Angela Mullington

    18/12/2017

    Hi Can I please be added to the reserve list? My first ever detecting was at last weekend’s rally and I think I am hooked! – this one was recommended to us by Morley so I hope that there will be space. Thanks

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    jon day

    18/12/2017

    Hi Joanne, long shot i know but if a place becomes available then i would be most grateful. thanks and have a cracking Christmas.

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    Steven Lewis

    18/12/2017

    Argh!! Bugger full rally 😟 Joanne Boyce can you please let me know if someone drops out.
    VIA Facebook.

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    Gblackett01

    19/12/2017

    Hello Joanne

    Can I be added to the reserve list please – I only live a mile away from site so can I be contacted if someone drops out please?
    Thanks

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    badger

    21/12/2017

    Bonjour

    36 shaggy67 and 38 badger1970 will be arriving just after 9.00am on the day of the dig.WE WILL be coming, wife working nights so just 40 minutes away.

    Mike

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    niz

    26/12/2017

    hi jo didnt really want to miss out on this one computers been down just got it up an running not aving a very good xmas if at any chance the gods are looking down me and a place do become free please ad me happy xmas to you all many thanks ianroache

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    Tmac

    27/12/2017

    Hi Joanne can I please book myself in 3 others please, many thank tom

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      john

      28/12/2017

      Hi Paul or Joanne how far am i and mrs on the reserve list please parki17 and parki thanks

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    NickG

    28/12/2017

    Please add me to the reserve list. Let me know if I get lucky.

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    Rob Drayton

    28/12/2017

    Hi Jo, Sorry to say that I will not make it on Saturday – unfortunately the back is playing up too much to get through enough detecting to make the journey worthwhile. I can see myself getting ‘out of action’ pretty quickly. VERY ANNOYING! Will be back in action in January somewhere soon hopefully. Happy New Year to you, Paul, Chris and all. I hope this withdrawal makes someone’s day!!!!!!

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    Paul Wheal

    28/12/2017

    Hi Joanne

    I will be bringing my wife (first dig) on Saturday as a walker or car sitter depending on the weather!

    Thanks

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    Mandy

    28/12/2017

    Hi, can you add myself and my son Lee to the list if there is a remote chance of space.. thank you

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    Kev

    28/12/2017

    Can i be added to the list if a space comes available please.

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    Jon White

    29/12/2017

    Hi Joanne, can i please be on the list if a place becomes available?
    many thanks
    Jon White

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    John stevens

    29/12/2017

    If a space becomes available I can attend on Saturday
    Please could you let me know if it does

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    Steve

    29/12/2017

    Hi just been looking through the list,I’m coming with Antwon Lee number 154 and booked into a hotel in Cheltenham for the weekend with the wife but can’t see my name eek.

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    Peter

    29/12/2017

    Hi, I made a request under the name Peter, my username is ferretman 99, if there is a space I would love to come.

    Thanks

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    John stevens

    29/12/2017

    Just heard 2 have dropped out
    Kev lane and his missis
    Could I have one of these spots
    Luckyjohn

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      Joanne Boyce

      29/12/2017

      Hi John, i guess the name Luckyjohn says it all, just seen that you managed to get the space. See you there

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    badger

    29/12/2017

    Some evidence exists to show that there was Roman occupation in Slimbridge. Relics have been found both in the field to the east of Lane’s End bungalow opposite the end of Gossington Lane and in the field behind Lancelot Court. A Roman ford has been discovered across the River Cam at Old Ford Farmhouse. There is also evidence of a Roman road running along the course of the present A38.

    In early times, the Severn would also inevitably have drawn travellers to the shoreline although there is no historical record of how readily boats could land near present day Slimbridge.

    Later, there is a strong case for stating that the Vikings made camp, possibly on the River Cam, when they made a big assault up the River Severn to the Midlands. The name Heslinbruge has appeared as an early name for Slimbridge and was commonly used by the Vikings when they built a stone pass, usually not much more that 300 metres from where their boats were moored, to their campsite. This suggests that the village has not always been centred around where the church is now located. Slimbridge Street, now called Ryall’s Lane, might well have been the original centre of the village. Other names for Slimbridge include Slymbrugge and Slymbridge.

    The Domesday Book gives the first quantitative picture of elements of what is now known as “Slimbridge Parish” as components of King Edward’s Berkeley Estate. In 1066 William the Conqueror granted William Fitz-Osbern about half of King Harold’s lands including the manor of Berkeley. In 1068 William appointed Roger de Berkeley reeve of the manor of Berkeley. When William died in battle in 1071, Roger was confirmed as reeve, reporting directly to the king.

    Roger was followed by two further generations of the first Berkeley family, all called Roger de Berkeley. The last Roger de Berkeley was dispossessed in 1152 and the feudal barony of Berkeley was then granted to Robert Fitzharding, a wealthy burgess of Bristol. He was the founder of the Berkeley family which still holds the castle and which has become inextricably linked to Slimbridge. The estate’s records are invaluable to modern day Slimbridge historians.

    The treacherous waters of the River Severn led to the construction of the Gloucester Sharpness canal which was first conceived in the late 18th century but only fully opened in April 1827. This briefly brought trade through the parish from a new direction although its commercial viability was almost immediately challenged by the construction of the nearby Bristol to Gloucester railway in 1844. The canal remains in use today although mainly for leisure purposes.

    Slimbridge is today defined by its church, St John’s, whose spire can be seen from all over the vale. The first explicit reference to a church in Slimbridge goes back to 1146 but the present-day church has seen many changes since then. In its time Slimbridge has provided three bishops for London, Carlisle and Exeter, one of whom, Bishop Oglethorpe, crowned Elizabeth 1. Two versions of corbels portraying Elizabeth and Oglethorpe adorn the east wall of the chancel, one set original and one set Victorian replacements.

    The parish has many links to famous people including William Tyndale and Edward Jenner. The records held at Berkeley Castle, Gloucester Archives and by the Slimbridge Local History Society provide a fascinating insight into the sometimes turbulent history of the parish.

    Evidence of previous generations remains for the casual observer who can still see the medieval ridges and furrows in the surrounding fields, the Grade I listed church of St Johns, the numerous Grade II listed houses and the Grade II listed tombs in the graveyard

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    Mandy

    29/12/2017

    Hi jo, am I doing something wrong? I’ve been refreshing all day for a space and people are getting added..

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      Joanne Boyce

      29/12/2017

      Hi Mandy, people can only put their names on the list if someone removes theirs first, im afraid its simply pot luck at refreshing it at the right time, my hands are tied so i cant add anyone else to this event. Sorry

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    Simon

    29/12/2017

    unfortunately unable to attend tomorrow due to unforeseen family commitments if someone would like my space.

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      jon day

      30/12/2017

      hi Joanne can i have Simon’s spot please . can’t add my name to the list. thanks in advance

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    Darren

    30/12/2017

    Am I right in thinking I just refresh this page and look at the bottom of the list to register and wait for someone to leave ? … I’m local and can come last minute

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