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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!

Wise words, never underestimate the power of the Northumberland sun! My theory is that as it doesn't shine that often up there it really tries extra hard to make up for it when it does!

My parents visited the site on Wednesday and said it was really hot, everybody looked like they were flagging!

Volunteer diggers required in Formby
Hi all

Just found this link on the Sefton website. Apparently they are running a dig on the site of a Victorian Villa in Formby 20th - 27th June and need volunteers over the weekend of 23rd and 24th.


There is an email address for you to apply.


Temple Avenue progression
Look's great doesn't it? They're doing an excellent job as ever.

Week 7 reports
Cute! He's definitely rounder than in weeks one and two! :o

Week 7 reports
May 15 2012, 03:15 PM

This is the pesky bird that shows up every day at lunch time to bother the diggers for crumbs. CHIRP! CHIRP!

As well as all the great photos of the excavations I think we should keep a log of how the cheeky chaffinch gets rounder and rounder as the weeks go by with all those tough excavators who can't resist the tempation of spoiling him!

How to get a Vindo fit body?
If you can get to a gym, use the rowing machines to increase you upper arm strength.

Gardening is kind of reverse archaeology I suppose - you aim to create rather than destroy!

If you don't have a hand strengthener thingy you could squeeze a ball of wall or sponge/rubber ball instead.

Enjoy your workout!

A day out
May 13 2012, 10:33 AM
Sue Munro
May 13 2012, 09:47 AM

How do you find the fort by the way? I'm not familiar with it.
If you head down the Wall to Chollerford (Chesters Fort) then cross the bridge first left then you'll hit Dere st then it's a straight drive to Rochester , the route is packed with marching camps,roman milestones and Risingham fort (under grass but impressive) its an landscape packed with roman archeology throughout the drive. It took us 45 minutes to drive from Vindolanda without stopping.
Thanks for the directions

Must go next time we're up there.

20th Annual Charity Concert
That's great Dilys and Jim! Long time know see.

If you have anyone else wanting tickets can you let me know so I can sell them on behalf of Vindolanda? When you buy from the box office the cost goes to paying for the hall hire, music hire etc. and any 'profit' we make is then split between the charities, so I can make more money for Vindolanda if you buy through me if that makes sense.

I'll look out for you in the interval. Better get practising!


20th Annual Charity Concert
If you would like to be involved in our fund-raising scheme for any not-for-profit group please let me know and I'll email you an application form.

A day out
You can't beat a bit of ketchup!

How do you find the fort by the way? I'm not familiar with it.

2012 Barcombe Hill walk
When you go on your walk could you take and post some photos of the view over Vindolanda. I'm attaching one I took at the end of May last year - it's my desktop image on my laptop and I'm amazed at how much of the area near the hut is now de-turfed. It would be interested to make a long-distance comparison!

What to bring?
Canoe and paddle?
Water wings?

20th Annual Charity Concert
Hi everyone

Its that time of year again when Crosby Symphony Orchestra get ready for their annual charity concert at Liverpool's fantastic Philharmonic Hall. As ever I'll be raising funds for Vindolanda - for each adult ticket sold £5 goes to the Trust and £3 per under-16s ticket.

This year's details are as follows: -
Sunday 8th July 2012 at 2.30 pm - Philharmonic Hall

Essentially English

Walton: Crown Imperial
Holst: Somerset Rhapsody
Vaughan Williams: Greensleeves Fantasia
Parry: I was glad
Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast

Our conductor will be Robert Sells and we will be joined by Baritone soloist Louis Hurst and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir.

Tickets cost £14/£7 are available from myself (just send me a message on here) or the Philharmonic Hall Box Office on 0151 709 3789. You can visit our website www.crosbysymphonyorchestra.org or our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/8990951793/

Hope to see you there!