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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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What to bring?
Ooh, lots of answers, thank you all. I would definitely never have thought of rubber gloves. Shall probably get myself some sturdy wellies, as I'll use them elsewhere if not at Vindolanda, and hang fire on the walking boots. Shall look into gloves too, dainty office job that I have my hands will be shreds otherwise. Must be an army surplus somewhere near me (London) for some cheap cargo pants (deliveries being somewhat problematic at my flat - all nice things to procrastinate from the studying I ought to be doing).

Nice to meet folks that will be there when I am too *waves at Badger*. Have one mate who will be there same week, *waves at mooseandhobbes* so good to meet others.

What to bring?

It's my first year going to Vindolanda/doing anything archaeology-related and I'm ridiculously excited. I also have no wellies.

So...bearing in mind suncream, layers, light waterproofs and comfy clothes...what sort of kit should I bring? Is there any point in forking out for 'better' wellies (ie how sturdy do I need them). Have beetled through some past threads and seen mentions of gardening/digging gloves - are these worthwhile?

Shall be travelling by self and public transport so the lighter load I've to carry, the better :D

(Did I mention I'm excited by the whole prospect?)