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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!

Week 13
All credit to everyone who has had to cope with those conditions, and, as usual, kept on doing a sterling job.

I'm trying to think of something to say about your video that doesn't involve swearing.

Nope...can't think of anything :o

Week 13

This is what has been falling on Leicestershire...

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Week 13
^ Snowglobe's right. We really do need a 'Like' button.

Week 13
That does look AWESOME :o

Week 13
Hey Snowglobe, was it anything like this...

Vindolanda FIeld School blog
...and Malise, in the absence of any of the Western O crew, I must concur with you in your admiration for all things Eskdale.

I've walked up Hardknott many times and would say that it's much less scary than driving up there, although it is lung-busting. La'al Ratty is a joy. I love the smell of choo choo trains in the morning :D

Week 13
"Flavius Cerialis to his September, greetings. Tomorrow, which is 5 October 28 June, as you wish my lord, I will provide some goods (?) ice cream ... by means of which (?) we may endure the storms even if they are troublesome." ;)

Week 13
MissClareCharlotte, I'm with you in your admiration of the water tank. I am currently loving it, and looking forward to seeing it in the flesh later on in the season (please don't let Andy hoik it out!).

I am also currently taking my hat off to the smiling, ice-cream wielding diggers. Their fortitude and good nature does them credit. And, as always, thanks to Snowglobe for the excellent pictures.

Week 13
I've just seen Justin's tweet. Rained off again. The weather webcams tell a sorry tale :'(

Week 13
Yes they did.
The London ampitheatre still has a lot of its plumbing and includes a silt-trap, and there are settling tanks associated with the floodwater harvesting systems in Libya (although these are primarily indigenous, the technology is definitely in use).
I believe that there is a settling tank at Chesters too (anyone know for sure?).

Vindolanda FIeld School blog
Oh my giddy aunt! What a lot of water :o

Beacons to be lit on Hadrians Wall
I'll be there when the balloon goes up, so I'll try to get some pictures.

Thanks for this Harry.

The Cheviots do look lovely, and here's a flyer for some guided walks going on next month :)

Week 11
^ what he said.

Vindolanda FIeld School blog
Just a quick thanks to Justin for posting the link to the blog.
It's great to be able to keep up with what's going on on-site. :D


Feedback on weekly trench maps
^ Like ;)

Feedback on weekly trench maps
Hi Harry,

I'm in a slight quandry about what I prefer.

I like having a zoomed-in plan, as it's just easier to see, but there definitely needs to be a wider view in order ot put it into context.

I do like the grid system, as it can remain essentially set and then each year we just use grid references to locate the specific areas of excavation. I think that it would really need to be a 5m grid though, as many of the trenches are quick small in footpriint.

Using a grid also gives us a good N-S orientation. Is it possible to align this with OS mapping (or am I getting too ahead of myself?)

We'd also need a slightly more up to date aerial photo too, or we'll all get terribly confused!

Thanks for all your hard work on this, and to everyone else who has contributed. It's much appreciated.