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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!

Vindolanda Excavation Expansion Resourcing
Decisions, decisions. It seems to me that one of the big challenges will be balancing cost with participation. I can't imagine an "extra" running if only one or two people sign up for it and pay for it via the "a la carte" model. On the other hand, just adding an extra fee could easily mean people not being able to afford the trip (especially us foreign types) or paying for things they don't participate in. A tricky balance.

I remember being pretty tired most evenings after digging all day. Especially on the really hot days. It makes me wonder when the "extra" activities would be offered? Again, if I have to pay a flat fee for evening activities, but am too tired to participate, or just want to spend the evening with new friends at the Twice brewed, that doesn't seem fair. Also makes for a tired, grumbly, digger the next day.

Whatever options are arrived at, for me the whole point of Vindolanda was to dig, so I would not want any new "extras" to take away from dig time.

Just my 2 cents (Canadian, so about 1.4 p)

Dave.