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