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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!

Week 20
I love finding shoes, knowing that they will have walked the ground we're uncovering. I think it was in our 2nd year at Vindolanda that we were in the ditch outside the fort by a drain and found lots of leather. Robin's comment was 'not another shoe'!

The display of shoes in the museum is excellent.

Volunteer diggers required in Formby
Yes, they are getting more and more popular. You may not agree with Time Team's methods but they're certainly putting archaeology on the agenda for people who probably would never have considered it before!

If anyone would like to keep the digging skills in check over the winter months, I've finally been given an allotment by the council. Basically it is a piece of waste ground in a whole field of waste ground that used to be allotments years ago and there are absolutely no facilities on site, just a lot of overgrown grassy bits! Good practice for next season then!

Volunteer diggers required in Formby
No worries, it is unfortunate that social networking online seems to be taking the place of actually networking socially (i.e. with real people in real time!).

I'm guilty of it too, but it does have its uses in keeping in touch with others I wouldn't be able to otherwise.

Volunteer diggers required in Formby
This group is working in association with Sefton Council and use Facebook as a way to bring in people who might not otherwise know about these events they are beginning to run.

There is an email address you can contact for more info landscape.partnership@sefton.gov.uk

Basically, working in association with National Museums Liverpool archaeology department, there are a number of small scale projects based in the Formby area of Merseyside. The last one was the site of a demolished Victorian Villa, basically being used as a training exercise for people with little or no experience of archaeology with support from more experienced diggers. The September dig is looking at Formby Promenade - I never even knew there used to be a prom here, it's always just been pine woods, red squirrels and sand dunes as long as I can remember!

Just thought other we-diggers within travelling distance might be interested.


Volunteer diggers required in Formby
Hi all

There is another short-term digging opportunity in Formby on the Firwood Archaeologists page on Facebook. Takes place 7-12th September.



Week 19
My trusty old Nikon Coolpix 4100 is getting on a bit (I distinctly remember Alex being amazed that it still worked a few years ago!) but is compact, light and easy to use. I would defintely but a similar one again.