Wem Dig (Shropshire) 9th July. Saxon, Medieval, Bronze Age, Roman and Civil War History in this region.

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Good evening all. The details for Wem are as follows: SY45QR is the postcode, you should be on the B5476 Out of Wem, on the Whitchurch Rad heading to Edstaston. Banners are out, turn in and just keep following the farm drive to the end, over railway bridge to field. The drive is quite long so don’t think you have gone wrong. Through farmyard, bear left, then bear left again.

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This event is being held in Wem, Shropshire, the name of which was derived from the Saxon word ‘Wamm’ which translated to ‘marsh’ as there are areas of marsh land in areas of the town. Our permission is just 1.5 miles from Wem itself. This is our second visit to this farm and we will have NEW undetected cut pasture to detect of approximately 250 acres. The previous visit to different fields produced hammered  Roman (silver and bronze) and a Bronze Age axe head along with other coinage and artefacts.

There are remains of two Celtic Iron Age settlements here prior to the Roman Conquest of Britain and the town is recorded in the Domesday Book as having four manors. It became a market town in the year 1202.

The town was well established by the 15th Century with its own castle and walls yet was virtually demolished during a battle in the Wars of the Roses, by the Earl of Salisbury on behalf of the Yorkists. It was later rebuilt by Raf Greystock in 1500. During the Civil War, in the 1600’s, the town fought off a band of over 5000 Royalists fighting under the leadership of Lord Capel.

LOCATION DETAILS AND TIMES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THIS PAGE ON THE EVENING PRIOR TO THE EVENT!

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO JOIN US AFTER REGISTERING, PLEASE REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE LIST OR INFORM US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Dig will commence at 08:30 after a 5 minute briefing.

Wem

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Registration closes at 08-07-2017 23:55

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    james

    21/06/2017

    I will be in my motorhome when is the earliest I can arrive
    thanks

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    Robin dones

    04/07/2017

    Hi Chris we staying in a caravan park in w few days before dig thay don’t have wi di is it possible you could text me the post code? 07721625887 thanks

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    MattGee

    06/07/2017

    Chris,
    as we discussed at Colne, please could I pick up my Membership Renewal card (July 2017) at the Wem dig.

    Many Thanks
    Matt

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    simon walther

    08/07/2017

    Hi chris , is it possible to text postcode for tomorrow please as coming up later this evening ready to come to wem but wont have wi fi ……thanks …

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    Alan

    08/07/2017

    Sorry guys, can’t make this dig now (Diggerwolf). Good luck to everyone

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    Lenny s

    10/07/2017

    Hi Chris just like to say it’s was a top day yesterday….I didn’t find much ……but enjoyed every minute of day ….nice people and a beautiful day in the English country side brill cheers again Chris GREAT JOB Lenny

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      Chris

      10/07/2017

      Thanks Lenny, it’s what the hobby is all about. It’s not all just about the finds (although that helps lol), I like the fact we have a great group of friendly people too!

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    Danny portman

    10/07/2017

    Hi Chris it was my first rally yesterday had a good time while I was there great bunch,unfortunately I had to leave at dinner time due to feeling really ill and lack of energy (man flu lol) . I did find what I thought was just a bull nose ring but looking at it now I’m home I think it could be an interesting buckle maybe? if you like me to send a picture via email send me a message to [email protected] or text to 07398076307

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