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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!

Museum or an art gallery?
1. What is your favourite museum or gallery? A private museum owned by Martin Green on his farm on Cranborne Chase, Dorset. The museums exhibits span the millenia from before the dinosaurs, through the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and on through Roman, medieval, civil war and right through to modern times. Martin is a self taught archaeologist and most of the exhibits have been collected by him from the local area. The farm has many sites from many periods within its boundaries.

2. Which museum of gallery do you think of most fondly form your childhood? Walsall Art Gallery was my favourite haunt as a teenager, containing, amongst other things, a sketch by Van Gogh and sculptures by Jacob Epstien.
The collection is now in a purpose built gallery which has become internationally renowned.

3. Do you generally prefer galleries or museums? Museums

4. Which artefact do you love the most from Vindolanda? Difficult to choose but the everyday items such as the shoes and the letters intrigue me most, because of their preservation against all the odds.

5. Which aspect of the site would you like to learn more about? The supply chains, of the equipment and foodstuffs etc and the people who supported the occupying forces. Also the pre-Roman occupants of the area.

Hard to answer those questions were! As Yoda would have said.

Bryan
:) :P :unsure:

Black burnished ware pottery
You might scoff Harry but the pottery has been estimated as producing up to 1,000,000 pots a year.
Where do you think Wedgewood learnt the trade?
:D :lol: :D
Bryan