Return To Slimbridge Roman Field – Sunday 26th November – Non Members Welcome

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GL2 7DQ Lightenbrook Lane, look out for the LGD flag and admin on the lane.

Due to the high interest in this event on arrival please have dig fees and membership cards if you have them ready so we can try an avoid a queue on the lane. Thanks

CAN WE ASK THAT YOU ALL CONTACT KURT ADAMS @ [email protected] IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE PREVIOUS SLIMBRIDGE RALLY ON 19TH NOVEMBER, HE WOULD LIKE PICTURES OF YOUR FINDS FROM THE DAY SO THEY CAN BE RECORDED. THIS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED FROM YOU FOR ANY FUTURE SLIMBRIDGE EVENTS. THANK YOU

Sunday 26th November. This event has been arranged due to the interest from all who attended our previous visit here on Sunday 19th November where we saw an incredible amount of items that were still being found right up until 4.30pm as the event finished. It will be held on the same land. Parking will again be on the same land and on a grass field should we require it.

The previous finds were:

Well over 500 Roman Coins

Over a dozen Hammered Coins

A Gold Posy Ring

12 Roman Denarius

6 Silver Celtic Units

Medieval Seals

Roman Nail Cleaner

Roman Fibula ‘Dolphin’ Annular Brooches and

Charles I Silver Cuff links 

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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.

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 in the same field and on a grass field.

There will be no catering at this event so please bring food and refreshments with you.

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)

 

Slimbridge Sunday 26th November

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Registration opens at 20-11-2017 11:53

Registration closes at 25-11-2017 21:00

Max Participants: 150

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Registration is currently closed.

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    badger

    20/11/2017

    see you on Sunday..i make sure I will bring spare trousers this time. lol

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        DAVID coyne

        22/11/2017

        hi joanne i have just registered for this dig please could you let me know where it is place and name of road as anew member not sure how this works so any info would be of help thank you dave also do i pay on the day

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          Joanne Boyce

          22/11/2017

          Hi David, we advertise the exact location details ie, postcode, road name and any specific driving instructions the evening before the event at around 6pm on here and our facebook page. All events are simply pay on arrival so its handy to have your fees ready as it allows us to get everyone in and parked as quickly as possible so we do not obstruct any lanes that we may be on. Everything in regards to the event boundaries is explained at the short briefing that takes place between 8.45am and 9am. Hope this helps. Thanks

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            DAVID coyne

            23/11/2017

            thanks for your reply looking forward to a good day cu there thanks again dave

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      Joanne Boyce

      20/11/2017

      Hi Eddie i personally dont know but the post code is GL2 7DQ (same as last week so no harm in putting it on here early). Google might be your best bet as im only an hour from here so never needed overnight accommodation. Thanks

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      Darren Clarke

      20/11/2017

      Google seems to think I stayed at Cypress House b&b on Sunday – I didn’t but it must be pretty close to the dig.

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    Kimbo

    20/11/2017

    Hi Jo, I’ve registered but can you add one as well, my son wants to come along as a non-member. Thanks.

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    Yorkshireowl

    20/11/2017

    Travelling 250 miles (each way) to the dig site Sunday.
    Need the name of the road and location post code to find the group dig before travelling as not formidable with the area.
    Thanks
    Yorkshireowl

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    Mark

    20/11/2017

    Hi can i bring my son he is 15 or does he need to register

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    joe tilt

    20/11/2017

    I have registered for the Sunday dig Slimbridge but my partner Moira does not seem able to register she has forgotten her pass word , can you put her down to also attend please ?thank you.

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    David Foster

    21/11/2017

    Hi have you got address postcode for this event as travelling a long way and want to get there on time cheers

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      Joanne Boyce

      21/11/2017

      Hi David, we normally give out the postcode the evening before the event on here and the facebook page but as we have been here before there is no harm in me giving it to you now. GL2 7DQ Lightenbrook Lane, look out for the LGD flag flying and the admins at the gate. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      22/11/2017

      Hi Jonno, i have added +2 guests for you at this one as i cant add them without usernames. Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      22/11/2017

      Hi Karen, yes thats fine, usual rules ie dog to be kept on a lead at all times and please clean up after him/her. Thanks

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    Rob Crowe

    23/11/2017

    Hiya, could I add a plus one please Joe , a buddy (Andy Harwood ) would like to attend. T.i.a Rob.

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    Craig Low

    24/11/2017

    unfortunately due to circs beyond my control I cant make the dig now :-( ..name has been taken off…good luck to all …

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    Hugh

    24/11/2017

    Can’t make Slimbridge, sorry Paul. Have taken my name off

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    Luke

    24/11/2017

    Hi, please can you add a plus one his name is Christian Tunwell. thanks!!

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    Luke

    25/11/2017

    hi can I still attend tomoz as it is closed. I was at the last week digge but would like to attend tomoz to. Will be bring my 6 year old boy to have a go if that’s OK.

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      Joanne Boyce

      25/11/2017

      Hi Luke, of course you can, i have opened registration up again until 8pm, i will add you to the list. Thanks

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    MarkH

    25/11/2017

    Hello… I’ve gone to Unregister for this dig as I can’t make it now but registration is closed Before the indicated time of 6pm.
    Can you please remove Number 69 please, Usrname MarkH

    Many thanks, Mark

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    Gary Scudamore

    25/11/2017

    Noted I’ve unregistered myself by mistake early on now can’t log back in for tomorrow must have touched phone was number 40 on list any help

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        Gary Scudamore

        25/11/2017

        Thankyou very much looking forward to to this first dig see you tomorrow thanks

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