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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!

"modern" archeology of Twice Brewed
Confusing pictures, but this would seem to be on Steel Rig, west of Peel Gap. In the background of one of the pictures I am pretty sure I am seeing the cliffs on the east end of the Gap, popular with rock climbers.
Lets send Michael H. up there to have a look around!
Or maybe just have another excuse for an after dinner hike next spring.

Odd that this lists four crewmen killed, when other accounts list five.

Tim Wolter

Friends Report 2009
Nice on a chilly, snow covered day to receive my Friends of Vindolanda 2009 report. It has a cover photo of Vindolanda in verdant green (although that slight haze could be clouds of midges). Much cool info. I imagine many here are Friends and have received it. If not.....head on over to www.vindolanda.com and sign on!

Amazing that a very large number of coins (albeit mostly Constantinian junk), 102 whetsones and over 200 gaming counters turned up. And that presumably is after all the questionable counters got the toss....some days when you are not finding much it is too easy to imagine that a pebble or slightly regular pottery shard was a 4th century poker chip!

Tim Wolter

"modern" archeology of Twice Brewed
Digging roman stuff makes you forget that not all archeology is "ancient". In recent years there has been considerable interest in aviation archeology, especially of the Second World War.

In the early morning of 24 March, 1943 a Dornier 217E crashed near Twice Brewed. It appears to have hit Steel Rig, but accounts vary as to whether it was shot down or just flying too low. All five crew were killed in the crash, and were buried at Carlisle.

Anybody have a clue as to where exactly this site is?

Tim Wolter