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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!

WiFi on site
Having bumped this up to the top, it would still be interesting to hear what the Trust's view is on the WiFi question.

Andy, any thoughts on whether the Trust might be able to provide wider access to the wireless network on site, either to diggers not staying at the Hedley, or more broadly to all visitors? For a fee or free?

WiFi on site
another bump to displace more spam...

2013 Excavations and the new SMC
Will the Vindolanda Field School schedule be the same as it was in 2012?

WiFi on site
Bump, basically to move the two spams off the top...

WiFi on site
I think its fair to charge because its not actually free in the other places, the cost is accounted for in their overall price. Same goes for the Hedley, you're paying to stay there, its one of the many costs of running the centre. I know I would pay for access, I'm sure others would too (especially those coming from overseas for whom cellular data charges can be astronomical), there are plenty of places diggers are staying at that don't have wifi access.

If the Trust didn't want to go to the trouble of installing it and setting up an access system in the cafe, an option for diggers to use the existing Hedley access point would be a good/easy alternative. It would be great if they offered it for free (maybe they unofficially do already??), but I think its perfectly reasonable for them to charge some kind of fee for it.

WiFi on site
WiFi access would be a very nice addition to the public areas of the site. I know it is available in the Hedley Centre, so it seems like it wouldn't be too challenging to extend access into the cafe.

To do so would obviously cost some money in set-up and maintenance, but it could also provide an additional source of income by charging for access. This could be by day (most likely for regular visitors) or by week to suit excavators pockets. I could easily imagine visitors being willing to pay 2 or 3 quid for a day, diggers perhaps 10 for the week. It could add up quickly into a tidy sum raised per year...

Andy, what do you think?

Cottage rentals in July
Tim, he'll be 16. I think I'm too old for the rigors of a youth hostel, I'm persuaded by your argument to not be so concerned with saving a penny or two.

After more extensive searching I'm realizing that self catering within a reasonable distance in July is very hard to find at less than 400. Common House does sound tempting, although my son might find the missing wifi to be a problem. The Trust's Westwood cottage also seems like a definite possibility, although there might be a race to book it after Andy starts sending out the acceptance emails!

The End of Hadrian's Wall?
Not interested in kitchens... but am interested in Hadrian's Wall for some reason. :huh:

Is it possible that they would have wanted more than one "end" because it would make it harder for people to just get in their boat and go round a single end fort, via a very short/easy on trip the North Sea?