Ingatestone ‘Saxon’ Dig 14th January. 100 acres of Pasture.

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ONLY THOSE REGISTERED AND ON OUR LIST WILL BE ALLOWED ON THIS EVENT

Please only arrive after 7am and make sure you arrive in time to be stood at the briefing at 9am.
The postcode is CM4 0HZ this will take you to Hardings lane go to the end of Hardings lane to our farm follow the red line on the map.

PLEASE TAKE A SNAPSHOT OF THIS MAP OF THE FIELDS OR PRINT IT OFF .

We have been informed that we are only 1 field away from a Roman villa if you use lidar

Have safe journeys and see you all down there.

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NO MORE REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED, WE HAVE THE MAXIMUM CARS AND DETECTORISTS WE CAN ALLOW FOR THIS EVENT. THANKS. I have got a list of all the people travelling in vehicles registered and they are the only ones that will be given entry on the day. Thank you

 

AT LAST! Lets Go Digging are heading into Essex and the first dig in this area for 2018 is very near Ingatestone and Fryerning. On Sunday the 14th January we have 100 acres of pasture land to detect in an area of Saxon inhabitation.

The Dig will commence at 09:00 and finish at 16:30 and we will have FULL CATERING on this event. HARDSTANDING AVAILABLE!

Ingatestone (anciently Ingerston, Ingerstone, Ingarston, Ingaston, etc.) was stablished in Saxon times  on the Essex Great Road (now the A12) running between the two Roman towns of Londinium (London) and Camulodunum (Colchester).

The name is derived from the Middle English Yenge-atte-Stone. Latinised as Ginge ad Petram, meaning parcel of land at the stone. It was also recorded in the form ‘Gynge atte Stone’ in 1430.

Stone is not prevalent in the local geology making the village’s stone, deposited by glacial action, unusual for the area. A large Sarsen stone can still be seen, split into three pieces, with one being located by the west door of the St Edmund and St Mary’s parish church and one each side of the entrance to Fryerning Lane.

Ingatestone belonged to Barking Abbey from about 950 AD until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when it was purchased from the Crown by Sir William Petre. Petre, originally a lawyer from Devon, had risen to become the Secretary of State to Henry VIII. He built a large courtyard house, Ingatestone Hall, as his home in the village, along with almshouses which still exist today as private cottages in Stock Lane.

By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, Fryerning and Ingatestone (Inga) were recorded as being in the Hundred of Chelmsford.

Fryerning is a small village situated approximately 1.5 miles north of Ingatestone in Essex, England. The Parish Church ‘St. Mary the Virgin’ on Blackmore Road dates back from the 11th century, with a 15th-century brick tower and the area has several large woodlands populated by substantial deer herds.

St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Fryerning 

A Brief History of the church

In England’s Thousand Best Churches (1999) Simon Jenkins writes, ‘we could be nowhere but Essex. The church sits on a small eminence attended by a grove of Scots pines amid open fields.

Prior to the Norman conquest, a large area south west of Chelmsford was known as Gigingas or Gegingas. This included the syllable ‘ing’ meaning possession and is seen in the names of Ingatestone, Fryerning, Margaretting, Mountnessing and Ingrave. It appears that the Normans divided up the territory and Ingatestone and Fryerning were known collectively as Ging-at-the-stone. Fryerning was given to Robert de Gernon, whose grandson Gilbert Montfitchet granted half the manor of Ginges, together with the church, to the Knights Hospitallers of Jerusalem. The Knights Hospitallers were suppressed in 1540 by Henry V111. The area became the property of Sir William Banners, a royal auditor. It became known as Ging Berners or Ging Fryerne, a reference to the Knights Hospitalers who were known as fratres of friars. In the late 16th century part of the area became the possession of the De Vere family, Earls of Oxford. Thee generations later, William Berner’s great grandson sold Fryerning to Sir Nicholas Wadham. He married Dorothy, daughter of William Petre. This couple founded Wadham College in Oxford. The college have been patrons of the church since 1620 and were involved in the appointment of the present incumbent.

The nave is the oldest part of the building, dating from the 11th century. It is constructed of pudding stone, together with courses of flint and quartz peddles and are three feet thick. There are also occasional courses of Roman tiles. It is know there was a Roman villa in the parish. There are five rounded Norman windows, one bricked up and only visible from the outside.

The font is finely carved from Caen stone from Normandy, where it was probably made. It is 12th century. It has iron staple marks on the top to show it could be locked so that the holy water could not be stolen. These were ordered to be fitted in 1236. It is possible that this font, together with two similar ones at Little Lavers and Abbess Roding, were given to the churches by Matilda, mother of Henry 11. She is known to have given generously to churches and these three churches were all connected with relations or friends of hers. The design on the font are on the north face a Vine, the west a Cross and Crown, on the east a tree of Jesse and the south the Sun, Moon and Stars.

The brick tower was constructed in the early 16th century by the Knights Hospitalers, replacing an earlier wooden one. The bricks are almost certainly of local origin. Two local fields are still known as Brick Kiln Field and Brick Clamp Field. Technical evidence strongly points to the tower having been constructed under Girolamo de Trevizi, architect to Henry V111.

The six bells date from the 16th century. The oldest is the second, made in 1590 by Robert Mot.

 

So the history is all there for our dig, DONT MISS IT!

The Dig will commence at 09:00 and finish at 16:30 and we will have FULL CATERING on this event.

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU NEED TO CANCEL, PLEASE ENSURE YOU REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE LIST.

FAILURE TO REMOVE YOUR DETAILS OR NOTIFY THE ORGANISERS WILL RESULT IN YOUR REMOVAL FROM LET’S GO DIGGING THE GROUP AND ALL FUTURE DIGS. 

Ingatestone 14th January 2018

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REGISTRATION CLOSED - If someone has opted out of this event that does NOT mean that there is a space available.

Registration opens at 04-12-2017 17:52

Registration closes at 13-01-2018 22:00

Max Participants: 83

Registered Users:

  1. clive65
  2. grahamg
  3. Bond
  4. Nails65
  5. NicktheTrick
  6. AndyDigger
  7. Laura
  8. Loaderboi101
  9. Stefan
  10. Maarten
  11. PaulyD
  12. Scottydog
  13. dogass
  14. Rambo
  15. [email protected]
  16. Jason69
  17. Fishbowl
  18. Andy68
  19. Kirkyboy
  20. Jaycanham
  21. xenophon
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  24. eddiep
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  26. Campaccino1
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  31. Paulhills
  32. Donnjon
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  34. Gillians
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  39. markyman123
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  45. WASKI
  46. Pauloo
  47. Damian
  48. Warner20
  49. boycey71
  50. normski
  51. Amadeusxp
  52. JamesL
  53. Gdig
  54. Bargepole
  55. Martinb1979
  56. Broady
  57. Bigboylen
  58. sxsi
  59. Raindog
  60. amberside
  61. MackemDigger
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  71. tazz
  72. Oliver1234
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  81. ColinAlexander
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  83. Bulkk

Registration is currently closed.

Comments

  1. Profile photo of Clive

    Clive

    04/12/2017

    Hi Joanne, could you please add Paul Townhill as well to the list, as he might not be able to register this evening, thanks :-)

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        Joanne Boyce

        06/12/2017

        Hi Paul, we advertise the postcode on the evening before the event at around 6pm. The boundaries will be explained on the day at the briefing before the event starts. Thanks

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      Wendy

      06/12/2017

      Hi Joanne . Can you please put myself and Peter Gibson down for this please can’t seem to register him . Thanks

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      Marty

      18/12/2017

      Hi Joanne would it be possible for one of my cousins to come to this dig he would be car shearing with a couple of us so no extra car

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      Jedo

      27/12/2017

      Hi Joanne

      I am arranging to transport both Securis and Tinhat to the Ingatestone dig on the 14th January. They are currently registered.

      Can I therefore be registered to come along as well?

      Cheers.

      Jedo

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        Joanne Boyce

        04/01/2018

        Hi Jedo, yes thats fine, i will add you to the event and remove them both and add Securis + Tinhat as your +1’s as we only really need one person from the vehicle to register. Thanks

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    mark stote

    04/12/2017

    could you add lee oaker to this dig he has asked to regester to your site a asked to join im going undre markyman123 so can you add lee oaker to the list as he would like a place on this event thank you

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    Anthony

    04/12/2017

    Hi Joanna,
    Thought I’d registered but can’t see my name on the list- help please, I don’t want to miss this one!🙏

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    Trevor Glyne-Phillips

    05/12/2017

    A chap Ian Millington also wishes to attend . Is it possible to bring a guest. Hes visiting me that week in jan and has never detected in Essex

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Trevor, i assume he will be travelling with you then and in which case yes thats fine. Thanks Joe

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    Anthony

    05/12/2017

    Hi Joanne,
    Can you confirm I’m booked in please?
    Thanks,
    Anthony (Tonybrentwood)

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Oliver1234, i can add you to the list but would need you to car share with someone already registered if possible. Thanks

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    Tom butler

    05/12/2017

    Hi me and my cousin would love to come to this is there any chance or has it bin filled

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Tom, we have space for detectorists just not vehicles at the moment, is it possible for you to car share with someone else who is already registered? Thanks Joe

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Clan man dan, we cant accept anymore vehicles at the moment as we only have a certain amount of parking available, i am currently working on freeing up some spaces. Thanks Joe

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    Jamestopley

    05/12/2017

    Can you add me to the list and I will be sharing a car with someone already on the list?

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Jamestopley, yes thats not a problem, who are you car sharing with so i can add you as their +1. Thanks Joe

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    Mic Card

    05/12/2017

    This event says limited numbers of 120, and only 118 are showing, but registration is closed. Can you please add my name to the list? Please, please, please! :)

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      Keith

      01/01/2018

      Hi jo, could you please confirm that mic card or Mervin is still my plus one for the ingatestone dig please . Many thanks and a happy new year .

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          Joanne Boyce

          04/01/2018

          Hi Keith, i have Mervin as your +1, do you want me to also add Mic Card as another +1 in the same vehicle? Thanks

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            Keith

            04/01/2018

            Hi Joanne , thanks for getting back to me. Mervin is Mic cards alias and user name so it’ll just be the two of us . Look forward to seeing you all out there!

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            Joanne Boyce

            04/01/2018

            Hi Keith, no problem, got myself a little confused there. Ok see you both there

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    Reiss

    06/12/2017

    Hi Joanne

    Can you please add me as a +1 to the list I will be travelling with Chris Cuddon .50 already on the list?

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    Jay

    07/12/2017

    Hi Joanne
    Can you add username MJD1301 as my +1 as we’ll be car sharing.
    Thanks in advance

    Jay

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    Kirk

    07/12/2017

    2 of us are coming in 1 motor just to let you know cheers 👍👍

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    Ben

    12/12/2017

    Hi Joanne if a place comes available could I be added please
    Thanks
    Ben

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    Mick Moylan

    12/12/2017

    Hi Joanne not sure if you have reserve places, but if so can you add me please, its not far from home and would make a change to have only a 30min drive, plus digmeup & sidiggerm (if 3 become available)

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    Bob

    12/12/2017

    Can’t seem to log out of the rally. I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND. 12/12/17. Cheers. Junior.

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    Chris123

    17/12/2017

    Hi is there any chance if there is a cancellation that I will be able to attend the dig. Many thanks Chris

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    Andy Digger

    20/12/2017

    Hi, I can’t see if I added me plus 1 on here if I emailed you. Can you confirm please? (The plus One is a member who couldn’t login and you were going to reset the password)

    Thanks,

    Andy Deus

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    Mick Moylan

    21/12/2017

    Hi Joanne hope your well, did you see my message from the 12th Dec, re spare space / on on a list in case a couple become available :-)

    it’ll make a nice change to have a reasonably short journey

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Mick, i am currently working on the list as we speak, my only restriction is parking, we have plenty of space for detectorists just not vehicles. Could you possibly car share with someone else who is registered? Thanks Joe

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        Mick Moylan

        05/01/2018

        Hi Jo, yes maybe, I normally am with my brother and pal, Sidiggerm and Digmeup if there is room for the three of us to attend we could just park a reasonable distance away as opposed to parking directly at the dig, are you aware of that would be an option?

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    Shane

    26/12/2017

    Evening looking to come to this if anyone can’t make it!! ✌️

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    Jedo

    27/12/2017

    Hi Joanne

    I am arranging to transport both Securis and Tinhat to the Ingatestone dig on the 14th January. They are currently registered.

    Can I therefore be registered to come along as well?

    Cheers.

    Jedo

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Jedo, yes thats fine, i will add you to the event and remove them both and add Securis + Tinhat as your +1’s as we only really need one person from the vehicle to register. Thanks

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    Jason green

    28/12/2017

    Hi Joanne I’ve just noticed mine and a couple of other usernames have been removed from ingatestone events list. I’m sure I was in first 10 people to register can you please confirm that we are still welcome to attend please

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      Joanne Boyce

      28/12/2017

      Hi Jason, ive removed some names as they are all travelling in the same vehicles, just helps me to try an work out how many vehicles there will be on the day. I have still got a list of all people whos names i removed. Thanks

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    Krzysztof Kulig

    28/12/2017

    Just had a check on list and is 109 people and still cant register. Any chance to put me on the list??

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    Magpie

    30/12/2017

    Hi Jo,
    I have a family date i cannot get out of – please can you remove my name Ingatestone 14th Jan dig & give to the next person waiting, Sad going to miss this one. Cheers Ricky Fletcher

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Ricky, sorry to hear that but thank you for letting me know, i have removed you from the list for this event. Thanks Joe

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    Zoe Williams

    30/12/2017

    My partner and I would be car sharing…..can we be added to the list please or is it too full already?

    Thank you.

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    Justin

    01/01/2018

    Hi sorry can’t make this dig now,can you remove me from list i am number 23. Barney2964
    Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      04/01/2018

      Hi Justin sorry to hear that but thank you for letting me know, i have removed you from this event. Thanks Joe

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    Jim

    02/01/2018

    Hi
    Justin #23 has asked to be removed – can I fill that space?
    Cheers
    Jim

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    Mike D

    03/01/2018

    Hi Joyce,
    Please can you add me as 26. Jaycanham +1 ?
    We will be car sharing.
    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Barry

    05/01/2018

    Hi I am willing to attend this event as it’s local for me and ed12 if any more people drop out I can also car share with ed12 many thanks

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    Dave Elliott

    05/01/2018

    Would like to go to this event, if anyone drops out or I can share a car with anyone.
    I would be willing to drive to someone’s place /house and switch cars if possible???

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    Neil

    05/01/2018

    Hi Joanne . Can i join this dig?? Ive got somone to drop me off and pick me after the dig. Has I only live 10 minutes away.
    Thanks neil

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    Matt Guy

    06/01/2018

    Can’t make it Guys. Having minor surgery on the Friday. Just had appointment through. Christine won’t be able to come either as I was taking her. Hope to see you soon as I was so looking forward to this Dig.

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    Carl Brailey

    06/01/2018

    Hi Joanne Boyce I’ve just checked and can’t see the comment I sent regarding veichle registration for Essex dig. Maroon focus LTO3 CUV travelling alone from Uxbridge area. Can you confirm that’s ok thanks

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    Carl Brailey

    06/01/2018

    Hi Joanne Boyce I think I might have messed up and sent you a comment on the waddesdon event for car registration instead of the Essex 1 !! Is it still alright for me to drive ? I’m # 17 on list hammytime Tia

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      Joanne Boyce

      06/01/2018

      Hi Carl, no problem ive seen your registered on the event anyway so yes its not a problem. Thanks

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    Neil

    06/01/2018

    Hi Joanna my name was on the list at number 103 but it is not showing up any more am I still aloud to come my user name is r1neil.
    Thanks Neil

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Andy, all parking is hardstanding but for a maximum of 70 vehicles, i have limited space available for 4x4s but this looks to also be full too. Thanks

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    Martin bradley

    07/01/2018

    Hi jo I’m registered for Essex dig I will have Elwyn cadwallader and David jones in my car cheers

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      Martin bradley

      07/01/2018

      I’ve only just seen this post about this dig & forgot to mention there is a + 2 car sharing hope this is ok thanks martinb1979

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        Joanne Boyce

        11/01/2018

        Hi Martin yes i have got you registered as number 65 Martinb1979 + Elwyndavid + guest

        Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Robin, sorry to hear that, thanks for letting me know, i have removed your name from the registration.

      Thanks

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    Rafal

    08/01/2018

    Hi,could you remove my name from the dig list please?Sorry but I Can not atend it due to work.Thanks Raptus nr 43.

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Rafal, sorry to hear that but thanks for letting me know, i will remove you from the registration.

      Thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Rich, sorry to hear that, thanks for letting me know, i have removed your name from the registration.

      Thanks

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    Stuart

    11/01/2018

    Hi Joanne,

    I am registered for this dig but I am now going to car share with James Lovell (JamesL)who is also registered.

    Many thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Stuart, thats excellent thank you for letting me know. I will remove your name from the registration form and add yu as James’s +1.

      Thanks

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    Gdig

    11/01/2018

    Hi me gdig and Grahamlister 63.55 are car sharing together

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Gdig, thats excellent thank you for letting me know, i will remove Graham Lister from the registration form and add him as your +1.

      Thanks

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    Graham

    11/01/2018

    I have had my name down for the dig and notice tonight that if I haven’t registered my car I can’t attend the dig I will be care sharing. So where do we stand are we unable to attend the dig.

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Graham, you are registered number 54. This means that there is a place for you and your vehicle. (no need to register the vehicle just 1 person per vehicle needed to register)

      Thanks

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    Zoe Williams

    11/01/2018

    Hi Joanne

    I asked if we could be added on the 30/12 but did not get an answer – Is there space for us if so could we be added please? I note some people are cancelling and me and my partner (both registered) will be in the same car…….Thank you :)

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    Ian warner

    11/01/2018

    Hi,
    I too registered to attend the dig when it first opened but had no idea we had to register our car to attend also? I will be car sharing with two other registered attendees (scottyj and woodybeard) are we still able to attend?

    Many thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Ian, sorry for any confusion but no we only need 1 person per vehicle to register any others travelling in the same vehicle only need to comment on here with their username and whos car they will be in as parking is limited so we are doing our best to get the number of vehicles down a bit. As long as your name is on the registration form there is a space for you and your vehicle.

      Thanks

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    Steve shapland

    11/01/2018

    I am registered for the Ingatestone event on sunday do I have to register my registration number I cant remember if i have or have to..

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Steve, sorry for any confusion but no we only need 1 person per vehicle to register as parking is limited so we are doing our best to get the number of vehicles down a bit. As long as your name is on the registration form there is a space for you and your vehicle.

      Thanks

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        Steve shapland

        11/01/2018

        Thanks ..I have one passenger darin lumas he has also registered …we didnt want to drive all tghe way and not be allowed ..lol

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          Joanne Boyce

          12/01/2018

          Hi Steve no problem i have got you registered as number 29. ukmartian + Darinlummas. Thanks

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    Scott

    11/01/2018

    Can you remove my name from this dig please. I am unable to attend thanks. (Number 53)

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      Joanne Boyce

      11/01/2018

      Hi Scott, sorry to hear that, thanks for letting me know, i have removed your name from the registration.

      Thanks

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    John Parry

    12/01/2018

    Hi Joanne…. My apologies but I am unable to attend this weekends Ingatestone rally, one which I was really looking forward to being at….My registration number is 62 – boxsterdigger… so sorry, family crisis.. Best regards..John

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      Joanne Boyce

      12/01/2018

      Hi John, sorry to hear that but thank you for letting me know, i will remove you for m the registration. Thanks

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    gordon

    12/01/2018

    Hi now unable to attend this dig as my vehicle is playing up could please remove me from the list. number 63 broadsmaster

    regards gordon

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      Joanne Boyce

      12/01/2018

      Hi Gordon, sorry to hear that but thank you for letting me know, i will remove you for m the registration. Thanks

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