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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 2009 Excavations Seaon
Good luck with the applications tomorrow. Remember that it will take up to 3 days for your email confirmation from me to arrive, and if you have not heard anything after three days please contact vindolanda on info@vindolanda.com (listing your preferred dates) and we will get right back to you. I do not anticipate any problems with the system this year (it has be extensively tested) but the first few days tend to be busy ones with the bookings so please be patient.

Andrew

The 2009 Excavations Seaon
Should anyone wish a paper copy, or PDF of the Vindolanda excavations application for the 1st of November, can they please email vindolanda at info@vindolanda.com or call on 01434 344 277

thanks,


Andrew

The 2009 Excavations Seaon
Definitive excavation dates for the 2009 diary.

Tuesday to Saturday team - 31st of March - September 19th (weeks not working, April 14th - 18th. August 25th - Spetember 5th)

Sunday to Thursday team - April 12th - September 10th (week not working July 5th - 10th).

The excavation applications will be open by 12noon GMT, and an update will go on the website for that time.


best,


Andrew

We Dig Vindolanda 2.0
great.

Of course, the internet problem will not be as big a problem once the study centre is up and running, as it will hopefully have wi-fi, which will be avaliable for all those who book in to use the study centre :-)

Andy

We Dig Vindolanda 2.0

Some nice ideas but one I would like to knock on the head right away from the Vindolanda Trusts perspective is the entire organisation logging on and blogging all day. We are all too busy making the organisation work to be knocking off work to write blogs all the time. Other issues, the site does not have wifi, so the laptop in the shed is at present a no starter............ otherwise all good, sorry to be a kill joy. Lets try and get the basic mechanics right before we re-invent the wheel. :-)

Andy

HLF Fund Successful Bid
Hi Jim,
Many thanks for your kind words, and you support. One of the greatest strengths of this project and the Vindolanda Trust as a whole is the volunteer input.
The project includes; site interpretation, re-display at the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda (with particular emphasis on the writing tablets there), and the Vindolanda study centre for the excavations/excavators, new footpaths at Vindolanda and many other things.
We will get a more detailed outline out as soon. Timetables will have to wait until the spring as nothing is fixed in stone until you get to the second stage. Basically at this stage HLF put the money for the project to one side and request a lot of things to be worked up to the 'go' level. When we progress to stage 2 there will be a large number of fantastic opportunities to get involved with many aspects of the project, so Vindolanda will be letting everyone know what these are as soon as they become available.
All the best,

Andy

HLF grant
Vindolanda has been successful in its application to the HLF fund for a formidable grant to make some incredible improvements to both Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.

for more press detail follow the links below:

cheers,

Andy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/7653642.stm

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-ne...61634-21970504/


We Dig Vindolanda 2.0
I would add my voice to the general hubbub here as well, and ask all of those www.wedigvindolanda.com members who have web design skills to consider offering their services or advice to Harry if they feel that they can do so. Having a concept is good but in an ideal world we would want to make the thing look pretty as well.

As for content: here is a thought, a section of 1 week excavation diaries would be fun, a format where members could load up their thoughts / pictures from day to day during their week on the excavation. This could be very useful as a historic record in its own right and fun to look back on or read about other peoples experiences.

Andy