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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!

Heat
Hi All.
Just back from my weeks dig. I had a brilliant week apart from getting sunstroke, (not sunburn), on Tuesday. Very bad overnight.
I've had problems like this all my life, so am well used to avoiding it. The problem was, I'd drunk gallons of water during the day but had neglected to take on enough salt.
So as well as your hat, high factor suncream & gallons of water don't forget to take salt. For the rest of the week I only ate salted crisps or salted peanuts at lunch time.
Please don't think because you're a sun worshipper you don't have to bother, even those, well used to sun worshipping, found it hard going.
Although a slow start on Wednesday, it didn't stop me digging.
Good luck & happy digging.
Mike C

How to get a Vindo fit body?
I don't bother. I just make sure the Barrow, spade, trowel, etc are fully charged & I can find the on & off switch!!!! ;)

Week 7 reports
Well done Claire, looks like you have a wonderfull week & had some wonderfull finds.
It looks like it was well worth it, after all your posts, finding out what to bring Etc!
I'm there for my 5th season next week, hope you young ones have left something for us oldies to do.

What to bring?
underwear!