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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!

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Very well put Justin you have my support on this. Living in Dorset and having so many friends who are farmers and archaeologists we realise the problems which can be caused by animals and birds to crops, domesticated animals and birds and to native wildlife, which sometimes get overrun by none native species.

Some of the archaeological sites have had real safety issues especially with rabbits and the diseases they carry.

None of us like to hurt wildlife but sometimes it is sadly unavoidable.


a BIG thank you to all the volunteers of 2008
Hope Valentine can make it back next year he could have a go at digging and maybe give his slant on some Roman recipes. The BBC feeding us once a week would be great.

You are right Kate the weather will not stop us uncovering the mysteries of Vindolanda.

Everybody raise a glass to the Trust, Andy, Justin, Robin, Patricia, Barbara, and all the rest of the team, bring on 2009, may it be another great year for all involved.

Cheers Bryan :D

a BIG thank you to all the volunteers of 2008
I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone at Vindolanda on behalf of the volunteers, for having the patience to put up with us and the weather. As always it was a pleasure working with everyone and from my point of view Vindolanda has become like an extended family and each year it seems harder to say goodbye to everyone. Each year I come away knowing that I have to return to find out more and meet up with everyone again as well as to make new friends.
Keep up the good work everyone and see you soon.

:D :rolleyes: B) :)

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Well Michael hope you saw the programme, I think it was well produced and Valentine came over very well. Sophie and Justin did us proud I think and it was nice to see an action shot of Ian digging. Most of us seem to have appeared in the background somewhere which was good and the aerial shot of site was fantastic.
Ihope that programme will be shown again as I couldn't take it all in in one viewing.

Hi Justin well done mate. Can't wait for more news and to get back next year. Good to see the final week crew looking so cheery. Any news from across the pond?

hello... AGAIN
I must apologise to Laura and to Justin for the 'Flat caps and bicycle clips' comment. The flat caps was because he made us all wear them for the team photo last year, which can be found on here somewhere and the bicycle clips is because he loves cycling. After this ' Summer' I think he will be buying a snorkel and flippers for excavating in next year.

On a serious note Justin I hope you are not having too much trouble closing down the trenches. It must be very difficult up there at the moment and I wish I could have been up there to assist.

Bryan :) :unsure: :D

hello... AGAIN
Justin would want to keep his cycle clips and flat cap on for the calendar.
Sorry Justin old mate!
Bryan :rolleyes: