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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!

Crosby Garrett helmet
I donít post on WDV as much as I should in fact I donít post on any site much, Iím one of those people who likeís to sit back and watch the discussion rage on.

But the sale of the Crosby Garrett helmet (probably to a private collector) has made me both sad and very anger in equal measures. The sale of such a stunning object, an object which is of such national importance, has exposed a gaping hole in Britain's protection for archaeological heritage. I still canít work out in my head how we have a Treasure Act where the finder was not even legally obliged to report the find of this absolutely stunning piece of OUR history.

The Treasure Act itself looks after gold or silver find itemís but isnít it now time the act was amended to stop this travesty ever happening again, and to think its entirely possible the helmet might even move abroad never to be seen again.

An item like this helmet should be in a museum available for research and for display for all to enjoy, not in some private collectors hand.