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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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In Our Time podcasts
The Senhouse Museum at Maryport is certainly worth a visit
http://www.senhousemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

What to bring?
Hi Clare
I've had the blisters too, so I definitely recommend gardening gloves. You'll still get dirty fingernails so a nailbrush for the evenings is a good idea.
My best piece of advice though, should you be lucky enough to dig in the sunshine, is to make sure you put suncream on small of your back. When you are on your knees, engrossed with trowelling, your teeshirt can ride up and leave you with a bright red stripe of sunburn across the back. I know, I usually forget and get caught!
I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time
Happy Digging
Helen

Roman Murder Mystery
Hi Clare
There is a shortened version on National Geographic website:
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/national-geographic-channel/shows/explorer-1/ngc-ancient-murder-mystery/
I haven't managed to find the full version yet though so I'd be interested to know if anyone can provide a better link.
Helen

Doing my Homework!
Hi Clare
I second Sarcanon's suggestions but would like to add a couple of quirky ones of my own
For anyone who loves old maps as I do, I would recommend William Shannon's "Murus ille famosus" ISBN 9781873124451, a slim book on early accounts and maps of Hadrians Wall.
Another of my favourites is William Hutton's "The First Man To Walk the Wall 1802" ISBN 0859831779. William Hutton was a Birmingham Bookseller and Antiquarian who, at the age of 78, decided to explore the Wall. So he walked from Birmingham to Carlisle, then walked to Bowness, back through Carlisle to Wallsend, back to Carlisle and home to Birmingham. Quite a feat. This book is a reprint of his 1813 account of his journey and findings. He has some ideas about the history of the Wall that are strange to us now but were widely held at the time. For example he firmly held that the Wall was built by Severus not Hadrian, but I love it none-the-less.
I'm sure others will add to the list.
Happy Reading and Happy Digging.
Helen