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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
Sounds great to me Mike. I've been up the hill & you're right there's some great archaeology & some wonderful views up there.
I was planning to do it again this year but ran out of time.
Will definitely be doing it next year but don't know if it would be with you, I don't know my dates yet.

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I'm concerned by some of the negative response's to this wonderful opportunity & peoples misunderstandings of what may be offered, how it may be offered & when it may be offered.

Let's all vote, say our bit & stand back & let the trustees do there job.
They know what they're doing & they have the best interests of both the Vindolanda Trust & it's volunteers at heart & won't do anything unless they can do it 100%.

Vindolanda Excavation Expansion
I though this was relevant to this discussion so it's a copy of the post I've done on the poll on how to pay for the extra costs.

I understand what people are saying about the "a al carte" model (pay as you go) but this may cause problems for the admin side. I would think they would need to know well in advance (ie approx 6 months) what programs to run, what cost would be involved & what income they would have to run the programs. A flat fee, one off payment for all, would help help admin to better budget the programs & keep the cost down to diggers. A few diggers going to one program & a few to another, would work out very expensive.

NOTnic k makes a good point.
However I should think whatever's done it would only be on one or two evenings a week (Not quiz night) or even at the weekend so it would spread the load.
I love the whole digging experience, for me it's living the dream but after 3 years digging (few that makes me feel tired) I want to know what happens after its been dug & washed. I definitely don't want it to eat into digging time, but also definitely want to know what happens next & think an hopefully small charge & a little lost relaxing time would be well worth it to expand our knowledge & add the the whole wonderful experience.

I also agree with Fiona & Georgina on posting photos. I promised Andy I would do a report on my two weeks digging in August but I've quite a few photos & don't know where to begin.

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217 votes on what programs to run but only 35 votes on how to pay for it. Come on everyone don't forget there's two polls running & two lots of comments you can make.

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I understand what people are saying about the "a al carte" model (pay as you go) but this may cause problems for the admin side. I would think they would need to know well in advance (ie approx 6 months) what programs to run, what cost would be involved & what income they would have to run the programs. A flat fee, one off payment for all, would help help admin to better budget the programs & keep the cost down to diggers. A few diggers going to one program & a few to another, would work out very expensive.

NOTnic k makes a good point.
However I should think whatever's done it would only be on one or two evenings a week (Not quiz night) or even at the weekend so it would spread the load.
I love the whole digging experience, for me it's living the dream but after 3 years digging (few that makes me feel tired) I want to know what happens after its been dug & washed. I definitely don't want it to eat into digging time, but also definitely want to know what happens next & think an hopefully small charge & a little lost relaxing time would be well worth it to expand our knowledge & add the the whole wonderful experience.

I also agree with Fiona & Georgina on posting photos. I promised Andy I would do a report on my two weeks digging in August but I've quite a few photos & don't know where to begin.

Vindolanda Excavation Expansion
:blink: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa, there's to much choice & then again not enough!!!!!!!
I'm not bothered about diggers perks but I wanted everything else & can think of additional things.
There should be an opportunity for diggers to add to the list. :blink: