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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
Great offer Mike - If I can get in for one of those weeks I would definitely be interested.

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It all sounds really exciting - can't wait for launch and for next year. As a new digger this year I can confirm that the welcoming atmosphere at Vindolanda, yet professional organisation comes across loud and clear. I think we get a great deal, and will be really keen if some extras can be offered, but don't mind paying for them.
Fiona

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Thanks for tip about the photo size Tim. I take it you reduce the size on Photoshop then upload using the image button I can see in the toolbar above this box?

Regarding funding posts - I know the dig at Hungate in York does training weeks and weekends on the conservation side. They charge (a lot) for this and the weekends are, I gather, pre-booked and in demand. Surely this would make planning and budgeting easier? Have any of the wediggers taken part in anything like this and maybe have ideas?

Fiona

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Totally agree with everyone - this is a great idea - but not sure about the evening sessions during the digging. I was too tired to do that. Does anyone else agree with me that this would be a great way of extending our interest and our contribution into Autumn and possibly early Spring, both seaons where a lot of us may have more time on our hands, and it wouldn't interfere with the dig. It could also extend Vindolanda's income stream!

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Harry
Thanks for response - I completely understand the site is a fantastic resource and developing all the time. I would love to have posted photos but was not quite sure how to go about it - I'll have a practice before next year. If you can help me at all with an idiots guide to posting that would be great.
Fiona

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Hi - posted my reply on resourcing section by mistake - but great idea.

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Hi - you must have been mind-reading as I was about to give you a ring to see if any opportunities were available for learning more about recording and finds conservation. I don't know if I'm alone, but I'm definitely interested in seeing the next stage of the process, and have already done some archaeological drawing and have a working knowledge of computer cad design - and lots of patience! It maybe that lots of your volunteers could bring extra skills to this - and I would also be very interested in doing this over the winter months, which could extend your income stream as well as processing more finds hopefully!

Whilst I loved the whole experience of the first weeks dig I did this year and am very keen to do perhaps two weeks next year, the one thing I have found frustrating is trying to follow the progress of the dig through the following months. I have found the website somewhat confusing to navigate, and although Michael's photos have been prolific, I would have been really interested in a brief two or three sentence summary on the site every week or two. I know you'll probably groan at this - maybe someone could do it without Andrew and Justin needing to get involved?

I'm not intending to gripe though - the whole experience was fantastic - if hard work, and
I really hope you feel you can expand into the finds area. If you want a guinea pig I'd be very keen to come up anytime.