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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!

The Old Shed
Crikey! It's an Alpine Chalet! Woe to the first person who drags gloopy boots into its midst.

Andy, Michael's onto something--there needs to be a naming contest. I'm suddenly reminded of Richard Hammond in Top Gear: "I shall call it Oliver."

Weeks 2-3 Andy's team
Never trust a farmer!!

But seriously, what's left is truly amazing. Such beautiful masonry. Can't wait to see it in person.

The Old Shed
Wow, what a storied past. Who knew? Wish I'd seen some of the hatchings. Even so, I think I'll miss the old gal myself. I shall drink to her memory. Bonfire pictures??

Week One
Great shots Kate! Wow. Someone really robbed the heck out of that granary huh. Is there anything left of it going west from where it peters out? Or is it a goner?

Am I right that it's usually the south side of a granary that would have had the door and the portico and the access ramp? Or did that vary?

2008 Excavations
Whoa! T-shirt dude, that's madness!!

Stone Fort 1 SW latrine drain
Hello Andy et al! It's fabulous to see the forum springing back to life after a long winter. Some amazing finds already (and some very cold & soggy-looking diggers).

I was wondering, the beautiful wooden drainage system that Sandy & I uncovered back in '06, was that able to be removed & conserved? Reburied? Destroyed?

Talk about an excellent case study: how to choose what to save with limited resources. Obviously I hope every last bit of it is safe, either in conservation or under a new thick layer of lovely clay in situ. But I can't imagine it would be cheap to do!

- Harry