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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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Malise McGuire
Malise McGuire
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Many years ago when they had too much leather to cope with, I was given tuition on how to wash the stuff. All, at that time, done under cold running water (fingers went white after a bit). One day a child's shoe turned up and when I had carefully cleaned it, it was the length of my hand from base of thumb to fingertips - about 6 inches long.

I could see the impression of the toes quite clearly. It was just the shoe sole, nothing else. No, there was no photograph, didn't at the time think I should, so resisted the temptation.

Can still see it now..... on my hand.....hmmm

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Week 20 · 2012