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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!

Dig photo's from 2006
Harry and Sandy,

Drains drains glorious drains. Nothing like a Roman sewer to get an excavator excited. This proves that Harry does infact get his hands dirty every year.

Dig photo's from 2006
More of the gang from 2006.

You know who you are.

Dig photo's from 2006
Ah ha!

Here we have a classic photo, of an archaeologist had at work, and his excavators capturing him in his natural environment.


Dig photo's from 2006
A magic moment,

The finding of an inscription built into a toilet drain outside the walls of the last stone fort at Vindolanda.

The 2007 excavations season
Hi Guys,

This section is to update you all on things that will be going on in 2007 with the excavations. The first is that there will be a change to both the working week, and the season dates.

1. Justin and his team will be working from Tuesdays to Saturdays, and Andrew's team will remain Sunday through to Thursday. This is to provide 7 days a week excavation on the site through the summer months. Last season we found that people were dissapointed to come to Vindolanda on a staurday and find no work taking place. If we raise expectations, we must move to meet them, hence the change to the working week next season.

2. The excavation season is going to get a little longer. The end date for the excavations in 2007 will be as follows: Justin September the 15th, and Andrew September the 13th. So we are gaining an extra couple of weeks. So here are the dates for 2007. Andrew starts on the 1st of April 2007, an finishes on September the 13th. Justin starts on April the 10th, and finishes on September the 15th.

The applications will go live as always on November the first.

So I am looking forward to hearing from you all after then.

all the best,

Andy