What does holding a Charity Dig entail?Landowners, please read on...
Landowners wishing to take part are asked to provide the club with 12 hectares (30 acres) or more of stubble, or land cultivated prior to sowing. Pasture or meadow is also sometimes suitable, but nothing that’s ever had ‘green waste’ applied. We normally reckon on one detectorist per acre, so the more land we have, the more people can take part and the more money we can raise for charity. The club takes nothing from the event, as our overheads are covered by the member’s annual subscriptions.
"The club takes nothing from the event, as our overheads are covered by the member’s annual subscriptions."
"The event will be organized to fit in with the landowner’s farming requirements."
A payment could, in theory, be made to Landowners for the use of their land. In practice, we ask that any payment is waived, and kindly donated in lieu to the good cause for the day.
The event will be organized to fit in with the landowner’s farming requirements, and any instructions strictly complied with. Access to the land is needed by the organisers in the run-up to the event, and for between 50 and 100 club members (depending on the area available) on the day of the event.
"our charity digs are not publicly advertised"
"any waste is carted off site and disposed of correctly, and all holes backfilled"
A detailed “Finds Report” will be available to the Landowners a few weeks after the event, once the finds have been identified and recorded by the archeologists.
We welcome any questions, please get in touch using the box to the right.