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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!

some winter pics
Perhaps a champagne supper might be more appropriate?? Lets forget about the buffet on a Thursday and just get inebriated instead!

Thanks for the photos Kev. Not long now...

What to bring?
There is my fave chippy in Haydon Bridge of course!

Vindolanda on TV
Poor Justin, Michael Portillo AND JEDWARD??

How did that happen?

On the plus side, it will hopefully provide some good publicity for the wall and Vindolanda in particular with the younger members of society. Unless they're scared that JEDWARD might still be there and keep away.....

What to bring?
To add to the digger's essential sfter-care list:

Access to a hot shower.
Industrial strength hand - cream to soften the skin on your hands (I favour Norwegian Formual from Neutrogena)
After-sun lotion with Aloe Vera - even if it isn't sunny this can be really soothing if you're in the wind all day!
Some form of after-bite cream or lotion in case the midges get you.

I spent a week pot-washing last summer after getting an injury before coming left me unable to dig. I solved the cold water washing problem by addin some warm water from the kettle to the bucket of cold and found the pot was much easier to wash. I wasn't left with washday hands either!

Enjoy!

Doing my Homework!
Or a can of WD40?!

I remember before our first visit we got a couple of books about the site and they really didn't make much sense until we'd actually been! The shops at both Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum are well stocked with a good range of books for you to peruse and take home with you, and don't forget that you support the Trust by buying them ther ( and get you diggers discount of course!)

Sue