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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!

2009 Area A recap online
Quote Harry,
"It's because of your interest & enthusiasm that I get such a kick out of this part of the Web site!"

I’ve not discovered how to use the “quote” facility so had to paste your quote Harry.

Without your interest and boundless enthusiasm (from 3044.59 "crow fly" miles away approximately) we wouldn’t have this site. Thanks for your recent recap of 2009, great, looks like you have tweaked the photos, they look sharper than mine. I enjoy looking back over last years photos with your interpretations/ comments, and the coloured shading makes things much clearer.

Michael :$

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall
More flares were lit as a helicopter flew over filming the event. Temperature was falling, by the time I walked down to the road the traffic was still in chaos, never usually seen in these parts!

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall
The red flare is at Steel Rigg, see the lights of traffic on the Military Road, and on the Stanegate road in the distance.

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall
Looking back to Steel Rigg and Crag Lough. The line of beacons in the distance are being lit and gradually move closer along the Wall.

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall
This beacon was just east of Winshields Crag, the sun has set and the official lighters are all prepared.

Illuminating Hadrian's Wall
"Sun's setting right now, Web cams showing a gorgeous evening. Hope it goes off splendidly!"

Yes it did Harry.
I walked up to Winshields Crags just north of Twice Brewed, wondering just how many people would be out. The roadside was lined with abandoned cars and loads of people walking to the Wall.