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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!

2010 T-Shirt Colour Preference
Wow Harry,

that was quick, you must have had that prepared, I just blinked and there it was done! either telepathy works or you heard from Andrew?

2010 T-Shirt Colour Preference
Hi Harry & all We-Diggers,

….and the T-shirt colour for 2010 is …..blue

Would you (that’s all of us) like to choose the T-shirt colour for next year?

Andrew (any colour you want, so long as it’s black) has suggested that we-diggers choose the T-shirt colour for 2010 (blue maybe?). Or maybe more suitable, how about mud brown? Per-lease not pink!, or any such colour.

Harry, could you set up some sort of system to register our (color) preference? (e.g. blue) Stuffing the ballot box will be severely frowned upon. ^o) Blue, blue, blue……..

9th Sept. Adam Stanford with his “Aerial-Cam” visited Vindolanda taking highly detailed aerial photographs around the site. Adam allowed us to see on-screen images of what the camera viewed from the 22 metre high mast.
Hopefully some of his pictures of Vindolanda may appear on the Aerial-Cam website in the near future.


Area A. The Barracks
12th Sept. Looking north.
Junction of the north/south road (with stone drain) and the north intervallum road. The lighter coloured stone is a corner of the next building to the east, in the top right corner is the wall of the north gatehouse.

Area A. The Barracks
12th Sept. Looking south. This is at the north end of the central passageway.
In this area a confusing array of walls which don’t seem to line up, and have odd looking endings, are built into the passage, blocking the way through.
Walls upon walls, this shows the problems of subsequent buildings during the long occupation of Vindolanda. That’s part of next years story, fortunately we volunteers don’t have to figure it all out, we can just come along and enjoy it.

Area A. The Barracks
10th Sept Looking east.
The last day, how sad, :unsure: with beautiful weather to finish on.
Almost there, Simon is working in the central north/south passageway.

Area A Team Photos
Area A. Group photo for week 6th-10th Sept.
The final week for 2009.

What a handsome bunch! :$ the ladies are!

Area A. The Barracks
7th Sept. Looking east.
They’ve cleared tons! crossed the west road and are clearing a good flagged floor, possibly a centurions house. North road is on the left. In the background diggers are working on another cobbled road running north/south with a central row of stone drain channelling.
Beyond that is the next barrack block (?) and next years dig! :)

Area A. The Barracks
7th Sept. Looking west.
No waiting on the wheelbarrow run! The baulk width is nibbled away from north and south. There are some larger areas of flagged floors here.

Area A. The Barracks
7th Sept. Looking south. Into the last week now.
Photo shows the northwest corner of the intervallum road with the last grassed part of west rampart remaining on the right.

Area A. The Barracks
1st Sept. Looking North.
Dilys and Jim starting to removing the baulk separating north and south areas of the barracks. The cobbles of the west intervallum road in the foreground. In the background the mystery wall just inside the fort north wall. A day lost to the rain this week, and one day last week too.
The intervallum road is like a ring road around the inside of the fort walls.

Wet Weather
3rd Sept. Area B.
Don't think this counts as a fun picture more a welly weather warning! After his two weeks holiday this photo shows Justin's school of underwater archaeology, hope it dries up for next week. :unsure: