Big Dig 2021  -  Hursley Park


23rd August – 5th September 2021


Dig Overview


The Annual WARG dig this year will be in Hursley. Setup is on the Monday 23rd August and Tuesday 24th and we expect to start digging on Wednesday 25th. Finds processing starts on the 28th August to allow sufficient finds to be excavated over the first 3 days.   

The dig finishes on Sunday 5th September and the site will be fenced until Saturday 18th September when IBM hold their annual Hurfest. We will have people on hand to explain the dig at Hurfest and explain what WARG does. This does mean that our dig is a few days shorter this year so it will be important to register quickly. 

We will start backfilling on Sunday 19th September and as usual we are looking for as many hands as possible particularly on that day. Transport back to the WARG container will be on Wednesday 22nd giving time to complete backfill and cleanup on the Monday and Tuesday.

Sign up to attend using these forms:   WORD version   PDF version

Please read the COVID guidance included as well - we intend for this dig to be safe and will take whatever measures are required to do that.

Sending forms back electronically will be the fastest way to book a place - payment by bank transfer to the WARG account is preferred:

Sort code: 55-81-26 Account number: 88148866. 

Just let me know in the email that you have paid.  

Emails to  

By post to

WARG Big Dig 2021, Church View, Barton Stacey Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3RF.


Stuart Rippon for the dig committee



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