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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!

When worlds collide
off season in the troweling world, so light diversions are the order of the day...

Other Frontiers...

I should mention that the Teutoberg monument is in the wrong place, the battle site just being pinned down a couple of decades back. For a while they were running a volunteer archeology program a little like Vindolanda. It sounded fun apart from the harsh reality of nasty tangled tree roots everywhere!

T.Wolter

Now there's something you don't see every day....
Someone has created a gigantic earthwork/artwork akin to the famous White Horse.

Northumberlandia

A formidable dame....


T.Wolter

When worlds collide
The Ancient World meets the Digital Age.

A fun map of the Roman empire a la Google Earth. You can zoom in on Vindolanda of course.

GoogleMondus

Badger

ps, I note that the Roll Call section is slow to get started. In fact, right now Snowglobe, NicC and myself are doing the entire season's work. Now, I am certainly up for 1/3 of the annual work output but I have my doubts regards Snowie !

B

2013 applications
Justin T

Glad you and your son will be digging. It is important to recall that while Parent as a noun is timeless, Parenting as a verb is very fleeting. If he is 16 you have already done most of the heavy lifting. Trips with your young adult children are more of a victory lap.

Badger


2013 applications
Did anyone try the new feature that allows you to sign up two people? This could work for the employment disadvantaged....

We would not presume any untoward relationships from such actions!

Badger

2013 applications
Justin T

Drop an email to Fiona and she will clarify your status. If you got the invoice I assume you are ok. You and your son will have a time to remember..

Near as I can figure the glitches were and are somewhat US specific. Some issue with addresses that do not end in "shire" me suspects.

And having just checked I do note some Hedley Center/digging slots in the April/May range. I did this for a week last year, mostly as a way for my brother and his wife to get a chance to dig. (between the three of us we had two excavate only slots). Hedley has some pluses and minuses. But for cost and convenience it is very good. And if you are pining for the cozy atmosphere of the Twicey tap room, I can speak to Period 3 having a Vindolanda table there on a regular basis....just walk up the road.

Badger

2013 applications
Col. Sanders....
when you coming over? If that photo is at all accurate you might have the second best beard amongst the diggers cohort..
Badger

2013 applications
As Harry, Pete and I ponder the role of WeDig I must admit that the plight of those who were not able to get a spot is much on my mind. Ideally we could provide a vicarious (or on site B a vicusius?) trip there. But it requires work and coordination with the Trust.

If among the Vindo faithful it becomes difficult to get a trowel into Roman dirt, how much more so for the other armchair diggers of the world.

It is something to think about.

I know on the Sunday before I dig there again be a general invite to the Twicey. And the traditional Royal Navy toast for Sunday is...

"Absent Friends".

Badger

2013 applications
Similar dead link but I suspect all is well. In my case I have it on the verbal authority of Fiona Herself.

I always wait until after 1 Jan to book flights. It used to be that the fares dropped after the holidays. Nowadays not so much.

Badger

2013 applications
JustinT

In my phone call to the Vindo folks there was mention of some difficulties being also experienced "by some of your compatriots". They are of course having a rather busy morning.

Badger

2013 applications
still in limbo. the system has a glitch that autofills the mailing address from the billing address. so any false keystroke gets copied there and cant be altered. so "my" weeks are in theory in the basket. maybe yes, maybe no.

TW