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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!

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Week 4
To be frank, I always take the same gear no matter what time of year we've been at Vindolanda and always seem to use it! Not practical I know if you're flying over from more exotic climes I know. Maybe soem extra cash could be garnered for Vindolanda if they had a hire scheme for things such as wellies and wateproofs? Just a thought.

Train station
At least its downhill! If the weather continues as it is here at the moment you could probably canoe down the beck in about 5 minutes! :P

Vindolanda Photography workshop - May 23rd
Some courses during school holidays would be helpful. As a teacher I may well get 'lots of holidays' (in which I plan, mark, write reports, make resources etc.) but the downside is someone else tells me when I'm off so I can't book time off for these very interesting sounding courses you're hosting :(

Week 4
People generally pay extra for an en suite!

Looks like the diggers are heading for the hut so they can regularly warm up with cups of tea.

Week 4
Using mechanical diggers is just cheating, I'm afraid! Not that I'm at all jealous after all the turf and dirt we shifted...

Diggers Soon To Be Redundant
Rodents were probably responsible for planting several pieces of plastic, a cream egg wrapper (empty sadly) and a ring pull in in my trench at least 15cms below the turf I carefully removed... And of course Julie's 20 pence piece!

Meet the Romans
I'm with Alex on this one. None of us were ready for the BBC turning up at 4pm in driving rain on the Friday of week one, but I appreciate what you're saying about a planned documentary. Still think the content is the most important thing though even though I haven't had time to watch it yet Job for tonight methinks!

After Clean tools...Socks, Hats and Kneeling Mats
Hahaha :P

After Clean tools...Socks, Hats and Kneeling Mats
Some of you have definitely got too much time on your hands...

PS Joanna got me some lovely Easter themed socks for Mother's Day!!! :$

After Clean tools...Socks, Hats and Kneeling Mats
Thought I'd give the benefit of the doubt by fluffing it up a bit. Maybe it was a fashion statement rather than a mistake!

Week 2
Yeah, they did that towards the end of the week I think for fear of some of us being drowned if they got any fuller. It was a bit scary to see how deep they actually were, but I don't think the frogs and frogspawn were that impressed!

I hadn't seen anything like the pie-crust before (except on a Greggs pasty pre-tax...) and was disappointed that there wasn't any more. Maybe it's hiding at a deeper level.

2012 Excavation Season Group Photographs
What a difference a week makes!

Week 2
Anf a final set, including a rather cheeky little chaffinch outside the museum who joined us for a snack from the cafe!

Week 2
Some general overviews of the site at the end of week 2.

Week 2
Graham found this item in a room further down the trench. We thought it would make a great lemon squeezer, but apparently it is a piece of cheese press.

Week 2
Our area was pretty quiet on the whole, a few iron items (?blades, part os helmet), setercius, 20p piece(!), some fairly mundane shards of pot, a few nails.

My favourite piece was this fragment of what Andy and Justin referred to as 'pie crust ware'. There were a few chucnks of amphora in the same area but no more pie crust sadly.

Week 2
Here are my week 2 photos, same area as week 1.

Week 1
And some more from week 1.

Week 1
I was woring in context 3b, which appears to be trench 2 from your diagram/descriptions of photos for weeks one and two. I didn't get many photos as the weather wasn't great, but will attach those that I have for week 1 here.

After Clean tools...Socks, Hats and Kneeling Mats
Having run over my foot with a full barrow on Friday I wished I'd had steel toes. Never mind, one more injury for the cause...

There were some interesting socks favoured mainly by the younger diggers last week, with the asymmetric look being popular. Mine were rather boring but soft cotton socks.

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