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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!

Clean Tools
Are you, like me, annoyed when you arrive at the shed in the morning to collect your tools only to find that those you carefully cleaned the previous afternoon have mysteriously disappeared and all that is left are dirt encrusted tools?

Why do some diggers not clean their trowel, spade and shovel at the end of the day and return them to the hut in a decent condition? Perhaps Andy or Justin could say something to the Monday morning gathering and also be at the shed on a Monday afternoon to refuse to accept any dirty tools?

It would be good to get all diggers into the habit of cleaning their tools. If a tool becomes dirty or rusty, it is less efficient and thus more labour-intensive. I hope that by the time I come in late June all the tools will be bright and shining!