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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 10
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No photos from me because I didn't get to see the excavations much, only when on errands such as 'is this graffiti?', or, 'are there any polythene bags spare' to put the nicely counted, weighed, packaged washed potsherds, nails, bricks, mortaria, amphora, Coarse ware, Black Burnished and Fine ware, and when you are doing all the counting and weighing and etc, and helping the pot washers do their job as well, it doesn't leave much time or energy to report on what's going on! :-))

In order to drain the round house area the pump was set to work and the aqueduct was in action again on Friday afternoon.

Justin was on Holiday for the fortnight - in Crete, lucky thing!


Hardknott roman fort
Hardknott was the backdrop for a Carry On film - "Carry on up the Khyber", with Sid James and all the rest. The road up to it was pretty bad in the 1960's and probably wasn't much fun for the film crew and cast.
Our history teacher had a very keen interest in that place and we went on at least 2 School History trips up there....it was a long climb for juvenile legs! Thank goodness for Li'le Ratty (train) at the bottom of the hill. However, he did go up there once too often and suffered a heart attack from which he didn't recover, so do make sure you either go up in your car or are fit enough to do the walk. (the little train is well worth the ride).

Yes, and we did Vindolanda too, only there wasn't much to see, except for the HQ in the middle of the fort.