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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!

Research Questions
would you want to live beside the A69 - the traffic noise! :lol:

It's not archaeology...
You thought we came to do archaeology - in 2005 I think we came to dig a swimming pool!

What draws you here/draws you back?
What got me started? I come from Orkney - full of prehistoric sites. Also, and more immediately, Robin B. was my history master at school and was the master in charge of the Sea Cadet corps. One summer we had a sea Cadet camp right beside the......er......um....stream that runs through Chesterholm. One of the extra-mural activiites was an evening dig - 2 volunteers. After that i did at least one of the original digs after the trust was set up.

What brings me back? Well, as I wrote recently to Andy, each morning I am like a little kid on Christmas morning wondering what is in the stocking or under the tree. In our case it is: what is in the trench or under the turf! It is also the variety - 2005 found something every other trowel-ful, 2006 - next to nothing (but someone had to shift that rampart and if it had been a newbie they may have been put off for life!)