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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!

In the interest of security, please be careful
Dear fellow Vindolanda excavators,

The Vindolanda Trust is pleased by the response that the website is getting from those of you who are putting so much effort into up-dating what is going on during the excavations. The teams of people that have come through so far this season have been excellent, and I would like to thank them for their effort, dedication and hard work. Please keep posting, you comments are greatly valued, as are your group photo's and discussions of the trenches.

But please be careful about what you post, either in pic format or in finds lists. At Vindolanda we want to keep the monument safe from those who would be irresponsible enough to attempt to use it illegally. I would request that we do not post pictures of finds on the website such as coins or brooches. As you know, we allow pictures of finds that you have personally found to be taken by you as a personal memento, but we don't want to encourage vandals (modern variety) to come romping in at 4am with a metal detector in an attempt to illegally work the site. Invariably they find nothing but the huge spread of iron pan, or many of the millions of nails on site (not to mention that Roman coins from Vindolanda have very little monetary value), but by being there they can punch holes into sensitive archaeological deposits that are not metal orientated in their nature, rummaging for a nail could destroy a Roman shoe, or worse, a writing tablet. Also, it is dangerous wandering around an excavation that is flooded during the night, and the grounds man does like to shoot the rabbits at night to boot.

It is a huge shame that we have to be so careful, but it would be irresponsible for us not to be. The security of the site of Vindolanda is my number one priority, and I know that you all care passionately about that as well. So without spoiling any of the fun, think about your posts carefully. It would be with great regret that I might have to email Harry and request any form of censorship to any posts on this site, so don’t put me in a position that makes this a reality.

Best to you all,


Director of Excavations
The Vindolanda Trust

Area A continuing 2007
Those Severan boys had some building problems....on site 27

Area A continuing 2007
Some of the work continuing on site 27 & 28 & 29.

Excavation weeks 2-3
April team hard at work.

Excavation weeks 2-3
Team 2 in all their glory, minus Paula, who can be seen hard at wor in the next pic.

Area A continuing 2007
The Team from week 4 in all their glory.

Excavation weeks 2-3
For those of you taking part in the excavations in weeks 2-3, place your posts here. Best, Andy

The 2007 excavations season
Excavation T-shirts.

Notice to all Excavators
2007 Excavation T-shirts

When we put the details of this years excavation t-shirt on the website back in November, we advertised the style, colour and size of the t-shirt.
Unfortunately, when we came to order the t-shirts in March (when we had final numbers and sizes) the t-shirts we had chosen had been discontinued.
Unfortunately there was nothing we could do about this.

Therefore we set out to find an alternative t-shirt! For the main t-shirt there was only one option in the baseball t-shirt style, so we went for that, and in the ladies skinni fit t-shirt we had to go for a plain shirt that was a similar colour. However, in doing this we had one major problem.
The sizes of the new main t-shirts were significantly smaller than the ones we had advertised! Therefore, working on the t-shirt sizes in inches, we got the closest sizes we could to those that you had ordered rather than small, medium, large etc.

• If you ordered a small (38/40”) t-shirt the one you receive will be a
medium (38”)
• If you ordered a medium (40/42”) t-shirt the one you receive will be a
large (40”)
• If you ordered a large (44”) t-shirt the one you receive will be an X
large (42”)
• If you ordered an X large (46/48”) t-shirt the one you receive will be an
XX Large (42”)
• If you ordered an XX Large (50”) t-shirt the one you receive will be an XX
Large (50”) in a plain colour

We are sorry if this has caused any confusion….you’re the same size, it’s the t-shirts that changed!



Another new arrival
Well done Harry!

Great effort that, go and lay down for a couple of weeks to recover :-) ! Many cngratualtions to both you and Sam. Looking forward to meeting the new edition at some point in the future,


1st week of excavations
To the team of week one.

Thanks folks, great effort, never easy being in week one but things are going along nicely. Hope to see some or all of you at Friends evening in the summer. Best,