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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!

After Clean tools...Socks, Hats and Kneeling Mats
I only ware Sponge Bob socks person. High brow stuff this, just though I'd add my bit!!! :D

2012 Excavation Season Group Photographs
has anyone got a group photo of week 2 that they can post?

Clean Tools
Hi Clare. I know I'll get shot down but I wouldn't bother getting the professional type trowel.
1st They're not cheap.
2nd They get lost. I know exactly where one of mine is. it's about a metre down inside the severan round house on the temple avenue!
3rd Go to car boot sales & rummage through the old tools. you can get some really good ones for about 50p. a lot of the older trowels are drop forge.
4th Buy a new one from a hardware store for around 4.00

There's three things are to make sure when buying.
First is to make sure that when you're holding the handle your knuckles don't catch on the floor, it can be bloody & painful.
Second is that if the handles welded to the plate, check the welds carefully.
Third don't buy a flimsy one, it has to be good & strong to stand all the hard graft you're going to give it.
This may sound a bit nuts but it works for me!
Mike C

2012 Barcombe Hill walk
Hi Mike
I missed your walks last year, but not this one. Please put me down for the 23rd.
Also give Malise a gig hug & kiss from me. ;)
Mike C :D

Week 1
Thanks for photos Andy.
They look the usual grinning, mad, wet, lot of diggers. Great to know the standard of diggers is not slipping. ;)

Week 2
Hi Harry
The e-mails are working again. Thanks

Week 1
Hi Andy
It would be great to have a full years diggers group photos.
As you're the only one to have one of week one, get us all off to a good start.

Week 1
Has anyone got a group photo that can be posted?

Week 1
AuHas anyone got any more up to date photos we can look at?

Week 1
Thanks for the great photos the, I can see where the diggings heading now.

Clean Tools
I know I'm speaking broadly & some are great about this, but I I find it's the students who are the worst
They don't seem to have any regards to looking after the tools. you can see them in the evening putting away dirt covered tools, inc spades buckets etc & the next morning they mysteriously start with nice clean shinny ones. I dig on quite a few sites & as some don't supply tools I've built up my own set inc bucket etc. I've always left my tools safe in the tool shed but although they're clearly marked & obviously private tools, last year for the first time they had been go through & several missing. I went around the dig looking for them but no one owned up. that evening they mysteriously reappeared, dirty! So no matter how heavy & how far you have to carry them, don't leave your tools in the tools shed.

Week 1
Hi all you wet diggers, sounds fun. Thanks for the photo Terry, very clear. It's supprised me where you're digging, I thought it would carry on from last year, on going west towards the diggers hut.
I've understand Kevins not there anymore, What's happened? I'll miss him pushing my squeeky barrow.