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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!

Intermission
Friends Evening 2013 was grey and a bit drizzly and the west wind was cold for this time of year, so the Hog Roast was very welcome.

We had a short welcome in the Museum gardens, after the Hog Roast and amongst the midges! then the walk up the hill for a talk by Justin, Andy. Beth gave her talk in the North Field.

We were all so cold that the Twicey got a lot of extra custom :D

Anyone else still seeing Justin's Twitter feed?
They're on the 'Digger's Journal and Excavation 2013' page in 'The Forum' - interesting pix they are too. Thanks for letting us know where they'd gone to :P

Malise

Escomb Saxon Church
Ah, come on, Snowglobe, we're all Saxon descent! :D

What Sunny was saying was 'that the gravestones were Saxon' which they aint. Please look at the link I put in. I did do my research before sending.......

Escomb Saxon Church
Lovely pix of Escomb, one of my favourite Saxon churches...and I have seen a few!

The grave stones, however, are very unlikely to be Saxon! They didn't seem to use them, apart from Hogbacks and those take the form of a hog's back with most patterned like the roof of a house. The most northern one can be found in Scotland, alongside Loch Lomond in the churchyard at Luss, and the rest are found mainly in England.

These look like late medieval grave stones, if that is what they were. Very crudely done.

Your photo that didn't come out was a carving of 'LEG VI' for the 6th Roman Legion. And yes, Binchester (Vinovium) Roman fort is not very far away from Escomb.

Just to check my info, I looked up a very useful website: http://greatenglishchurches.co.uk/html/escomb.html