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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!

Intermission
One or two extra shots

David Goldwater and Justin T
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Pauline and Terry
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Wondering what all the racket is? Residents above the cafe window
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It's been a long day!
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David Goldwater has added this shot

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Intermission
Some more photos from Friends evening,
A talk from Pat about an exciting time ahead for the trust and also Andy returning lost property to a thankful owner.
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Justin explaining the complex building sequence within the SE corner of the fort, the spoil heap disappearing in the background.
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A great turn out of enthusiastic diggers and supporters.
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Andy in the Vicus area before it is back filled
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Andy explaining how the Vicus buildings will be returned to anaerobic conditions after backfilling.
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Beth explaining the archaeology of the north field
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Session 7
After a weeks break in excavations the fresh faced new diggers are ready with trowels and hopefully cameras poised. The spoil heap within the fort has been moved over the last few days. Here's to more dry weather.

Intermission
It's friends weekend at Vindolanda, David Goldwater has sent through some photos from his extensive collection David writes:
"Vindolanda Friends Night round about 1980.
Characters include Lord Ridley, Eric Birley (leaning against wall on right of shots), Robin and Pat"


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A View of the north gate looking east
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Looking NE from the north wall
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Thanks to David for sending them in,

Session 6
A last batch of photos from Friday taken by Pauline. Thanks to all diggers who post keep them coming.

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The North Field
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iGeology
Having been on one of Mikes guided walks up Barcombe hill in previous years I developed an interest in geology. I have just found a free app for iPhone called iGeology developed by the British Geological Survey. If you have the GPS switched on it will give you guide to the local rock, useful if walking Hadrians wall or understanding how the land was shaped. It may be available on Android phones too? The app covers in detail the whole of the UK. Worth a look, amaze your friends!

Intermission
No excavation this week, Andy, Justin and Kate are recording the site amongst other things prior to session 7 starting on the 1st July again. However the site is open for business if anyone's visiting the area and don't forget the Friends of Vindolanda evening this Saturday 29th June. If anyone who has not yet booked then let the Trust know if you plan to attend. I'm looking forward to it and hope to meet a few fellow diggers (mud on clothes optional) .
PS the evening is free to attend if you are a Friend of Vindolanda which as an excavator you should already be.

Session 6
A half way through sequence of photos

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Session 6
Finally Vindolanda and surrounding area in its summer glory
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A view of the fort from Barcombe hill yesterday
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Session 6
As always a great visit to see the site and such cracking weather, lots of great photos and reports this session from Pauline and Jane here's a few more from me.

Two photos of the intervallum road from the east gate

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Looking south west across the excavation

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Work on the east rampart

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Happy in the sun
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A wide shot showing the whole excavation within the fort & the robber trench
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Pauline helping with pottery identification
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Work continuing in the north field
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Session 6
I hope add some photos to add to the great ones already posted this week. Untill then here's a link to a 360 view from Barcombe hillBarcombe hill

Escomb Saxon Church
Can I quietly mention a previous visit by myself
Dere st

The graves of this style are roughly dated to the mid 18th Century. DNA of bones may technically show they are of Saxon descent so Sunny is on the right lines!

Session 5
Justin has added another information packed video on week 9

Vindolanda video blog

Any photos welcome