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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!

Thank you Justin!
I third that!

Having the Twitter feed at the top of the page is great for a quick snapshot of progress for those of us who just haven't got round to getting a Twitter account set up.

Harry - the maos and updates summarising events have been really useful too. Thanks so much.

On a slightly more amusing note, we were walking past a market stall in Liverpool city centre the other day which was selling 'I :wub: Justin' t-shirts. I asume it meant Justin Beiber but have to say I was tempted....! Perhaps that can be next year's design???!!! ;)

Week 19
Thanks for the update - lets hope the weather picks off so there is a good run to the end of the season.

Great pics despite the awful weather.

Week 19
Oh dear, I liked Justin's 'tweets' about biblical rains and training for a certificate in underwater archaeology. Still, this comes from commenting on how little excavation time had been lost this season and how far ahead of schedule the team are!

2011 odds and ends
Another thought on the home-made altar following on from a thought that occurred to me during Andy's lecture last week - I was listening honestly!

Has anyone yet noticed that a certain famous brand of fast food store uses the M logo? Is this evidence that the Roman frontier was the birthplace of the happy meal????

Week 18
Just back from week 18 - I was pot-washing during week 17 as my burns finished healing so can't really report on what was happening in the trenches.

Week 18 was a bit of a wash-out on Tuesday and Thursday but the diggers were treated to lectures from Andy (Vindolanda overview and recent news), Trudy ( forensic archaeology and the work surrounding the child's skeleton found last season) and Barbara (jewellery).

Andy had to come in from his holidays Tuesday - Thursday as poor Justin was struck down by a nasty dose of tonsillitis.

We were working in Zone 2, 3rd room up from the road. This appears to have been a workshop area and was fairly 'quiet' except for lots and lots of slag!

I gather some people were working on Justin's ditch but get the impression that the most memorable thing there was the smell!!

Here are some photos from the actual digging days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).