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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!

changes in 2011?
What with Ireland's bankrupt government to bail out and a Royal Wedding next year methinks the price of a lot of things will be goin up next year... Not quite sure how an almost bankrupt UK government is supposed to fork out the extra cash.

Not that I'm against Royal weddings etc but with the threat of redundancy, pay cuts or freezes I find myself increasingly cynical about the whole thing.

Sorry for the rant! Maybe I ought to get a job stacking shelves in Tesco or something. ;)

The 2011 Excavation Season
I think we must all have realised that the change in set-up for next year (one team only, Mon-Fri digs only, etc.) could lead to some potential problems and some people being left feeling perhaps undervalued, although I'm sure this really isn't the case.

I must be one of the lucky ones who got the dates I asked for, but would have been equally happy if not a little disappointed to get my 2nd or 3rd choice weeks.

I really don't envy the Vindolanda team who have to sit down and make the tough decisions but unfortunately someone has to do it. Rather them than me.

The 2011 Excavation Season
3 weeks next year!

30th May - 3rd June by myself.
25th July - 5th August with daughter Joanna pending outcome of her degree and whether or not she gets a job...

The 2011 Excavation Season
Wow, just checked the list of dates available for 2011 and there are only 10 places left in April! Glad I got my application in nice and early and really pleased Vindolanda is obviously increasing in popularity as the place to be for volunteers. It says a lot for the team there who make it such a fantastic experience for us all.

Roll on May 30th 2011.... :P

The 2011 Excavation Season
I had no problems using Firefox, but all the info seemed to be jumbled up when I got to the page where you can check your order. Hope somebody at Vindolanda can make sens of my requests! :o