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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!

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Week 5
Newly installed at the Twicy & enjoying a pint with Nigel. Dry day today and looking good for the week, lots of nice features coming through. Have sent through some photos to Harry so hope they came through. New tea urn in the diggers hut can life get any better?

Week 4
Cobbles? May need to pack the knee pads? Thanks to Mary & Harry, my camera is at the ready for tomorrow, will also put photos on twitter.

Week 4
I will e mail photos to Harry to put up ,I can't upload to Wedig using iPad ? So will get some photos from Monday onwards. Thinking of switching to helium for comic effect when talking to visitors. Will post on the weather after studying cloud,wind speed ,orientation of cows etc..
Ps if anyone does know how to post photos using iPhone/iPad would be very helpful.

Week 4
Badger
Apr 26 2012, 04:57 PM
I am pondering my gear for week 6. short boots, taller boots, wellies, hip waders.......

T.Wolter
Looking at the latest Metcheck forecast for the next 2 weeks it's looking much improved for your visit. Hopefully will do wonders for Andys ice cream sales!

Best Mobile Network in Vindolanda Area?
I'm on O2 and unless things have changed up there I could only make calls outside the pub although text messages got through. If you have a room facing south perhaps the signal would stronger but I always get put in the north side, better for looking at Peel crags though. Never had a problem with the Twicy wi fi. Vindolanda is show on the BT open zone map ,my router has a small part of the bandwidth set aside for this network at home so Vindolanda may operate in the same way? Orange and T mobile have now linked their network so may offer a better level of mobile coverage.

Train station
Thanks, may ask Nigel if he can drop me off? Have to rush off to a funeral on Thursday morning so will have to miss a day. That's life.

Train station
I need to head to Bardon Mill station on Wed 3rd May and wondered how long it takes to reach it on foot or is anyone going in that direction after digging ends for the day, as I seem to be the only one on the digging list next week not sure who is digging?

Week 4
Some good pictures, lots of fresh areas appearing. Looks like the weather hasn't helped this month. Optimistic for next week, still going to pack my Bermuda shirt!

Week 4
Mary we are all waiting for more wonderful photos! On site next week so I'll try to continue the photo chain, will also start a twitter feed hopefully with added photos if anyone wants to follow?

Diggers Soon To Be Redundant
Coffee sterring sticks sounds like the careless disposal of the 1st prize in the Twice Brewed inn pub quiz knowing Brian's idea of a prize! There's possibly a swan lake LP buried on site somewhere?

Week 3
Happy days again, some photos to look at. Thanks for the update and maps. Impressed by Justin's A&E skills.

Meet the Romans
Not sure of those diggers in the UK who saw the new Mary Beard "Meet the Romans" programme on BBC2? For those outside the UK there's a link to clips on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSB-kRfyWD4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_VcMlQsrzE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
It is a 3 part series so those digging in the next month should able to catch it on iplayer once in the UK.
Enjoyed the first programme.

Week 2
Thanks for posting for those of us waiting to start ,great shots. Hope the week 3 diggers are armed with cameras? I see the ditch/swimming pool has been pumped out!

Clean Tools
Spent a month working with tools provided by the trust last year without any problems. Discussions started at a small scale can escalate. I'm sure the titanic hit the iceberg because the crew were all below decks discussing who didn't do the dishes! A warning from history!

Clean Tools
After Mike C posted he thought Kev had gone I asked at ticket office during my visit they said he had left, not sure where he is? Saw him in Feb doing some weeding so must have left after that?

Clean Tools
Now that Kev has left then gloves are recommended for stone moving and wheelbarrow work as blisters can be unpleasant and theres no Scotsman to help. I'm personally bathing in 3:2 ratio mud once a week to build up to digging! I use fingerless kayak gloves as they stay comfortable when wet and dry quickly.
I knew there was a reason I worked in a DIY store, discounts on trowels!
Looking forward to meeting up with diggers old and new this May.

Week 2
Interesting to see the report from 1931, this shows what a fantastic resource we have with We Dig. Thanks Harry

Week 2
The last photo was taken with a zoom of 125mm with me braced against the car to get a steady shot with the wind blasting up the valley. I've been up there on warmer days, would hate to have been a roman hiking up the pass

Week 2
One or two more, not sure if the stone placed there is of any interest as everyone had retired to the hut to warm up. The lastshot was taken on my way home crossing over Hartside pass and shows the maiden way roman road which heads south from the stane gate, snowy day. also a photo of temple ave getting the make over treatment. Hope you find the photos interesting

Week 2
I headed up today through the snow and hail to see how the hardy diggers of week two are getting on, the wind was very cold and strong so hats off to those working (some hats off may just have been the wind!) looks like an interesting bit of stone work is appearing. Andy said the dig should reach the ice cream window in the west gate ticket office by end of season.

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