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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!

Area B 2007: A synopsis
Justin, this write-up is -fantastic-! Thanks so much for taking the time to post it up. Especially for someone like myself who wasn't able to be there at all this year, this really gives a flavor for what Area B '07 was all about. Whets the appetite for the full report! Much appreciated for this, as well as all the pictures throughout the dig season.

- Harry

Causeway House
You know that charming, isolated thatch-roofed house along the Stanegate on your approach to Vindolanda?

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It's known as Causeway House, and was built in 1770. It's also the only remaining house in all Northumberland still thatched in the traditional, local heather. For decades (centuries?), the original heather lay beneath a later corrugated iron roof. Its well-preserved remains proved very useful in helping create an accurate restoration. The house is now maintained by the Landmark Trust and can be rented as a holiday cottage.

Area B Team photos 2007
An even better last day would have been discovering a new set of defensive ditches underlying those of Period 0. :lol: (biting tongue, bad Harry)

Happy Birthdays!
Hi Kate! Yeah, I was looking at that birthday thing not long ago, wondering about the downsides as well as the up. :) Fortunately by dumb luck site moderators get to stay 29 forever. Nice perk, that.

Ruby is amazing. 5 1/2 months now, and every day it's something new! (Picture attached because, well, proud-papa syndrome strikes.) We've decided we're stopping at one. She's such an incredibly easy, nice kid, we figure the karma gods definitely would have a pure terror awaiting us for #2!

Enjoy the holiday next month! I'm jealous.

- Harry

Happy Birthdays!
Just logged on to find that 3 of y'all were born on the same day. Nice odds, that! Happy birthday Erin, Felicity, & Kate! Hope you're each in the midst of wild celebrations. Alas, I still have 3 months to go. :o

- Harry

Welcome to all the new folks
Hello everyone! Harry here, Webmaster of WeDigVindolanda.com. I've been seeing lots of folks joining over the past several weeks, just wanted to offer a big welcome to all of you. Please feel free to start posts, reply to anything that catches your fancy, and post pictures if you've got any. This is one of those sites that lives on the energies of its members. Hopefully you'll find it a friendly, fun place. And there's a lot of folks here who are salivating for news of what people have been finding this year. So your thoughts & experiences will be a most welcome addition!

If you have any questions or problems about how to make the most of this site, please don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail at text_style@hotmail.com. The same goes with pictures. If you've got a pic you'd like to post but aren't sure how, or you need to have it resized, always feel free to send it to me. I'll be happy to help or to post for you.

And lastly, comments & suggestions are always welcome. I'm always looking for ways to make this site as enjoyable & useful as possible.

Anyway, again, a hearty welcome on-board!

- Harry