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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!

Session 5
I did think that spoil heap was not quite in the right place - could have been more to the right and therefore out of the way. As it is, some lucky gardener with a large digger is going to have to move it!


A trip out
Nothing like a repeat message! :'(

M

A trip out
Oh, forgot! Some pix of the window and the inscription, and close up of Saxon window, found in Warden Church.

We 'collect' Saxon towers etc :D

M & M

A trip out
Warden Church.

Did you notice the lancet windows dedicated to John Clayton, Esq., of Chesters? He was the one who saved much of what we see of Hadrian's Wall central section today.

John Clayton (town clerk) - Wikpedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Clayton_(town_clerk)

We bought a book - 'Saving the Wall - The Conservation of Hadrian's Wall' by Stephen Leach & Alan Whitworth - from Vindolanda Museum, last autumn, and a very interesting read it was too. It tells the story of the conservation of Hadrian's Wall, from the construction of General Wade's Military Road in the 18th century to the designation of the Wall as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Malise & Mike

Session 3
Escape to the Country, Post #19.... I did fill in a BBC form last Autumn before we found our house in Halty, and was contacted earlier this year to see if we were still interested. I explained that we wanted to be in this particular bit of Northumberland because we were both volunteers at Vindolanda and it is such an exciting place to be.

That was probably the start of the 'bright idea' the researcher had for filming on the site.

Nice to be of help :-))