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Session 3; 29th April - 10th May
Topic Started: Apr 28 2013, 09:37 AM (1,489 Views)
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Another session and entering May, the weather is looking fine for the start of these two weeks lets hope the weather gods stay in good cheer. Two thirds of Wedig admin are encamped in the twice Brewed this session! We hope live up to the amazing effort put in by the pervious weeks.
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A blustery day but mainly sunny if cold, major deturfing underway only interrupted by heavy hailstones for 10 minutes.

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The east wall seems like the best place to shelter
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More from today to show that it was a sunny day most of the time
Deturfing

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Removing the fill from the antiquarian trench on the east wall
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A post hole within the flagged floor
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Looks like its going to be a great day, the wall at Peel Crag with the Vallum in the foreground
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Wow what a great warm sunny spring day, workers happy in the sun. No deturfing today with plenty of trowel work in progress.
Photos to follow , swatting up for the twice Brewed pub quiz tonight.
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Following on from Badgers post a photo of said diggers
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An overview of the site this afternoon
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The sun is out
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Justin giving a site talk with 3 translators!
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Walls everywhere and more appearing
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The area of the intervallum road and rampart with interesting paved section the robber trench runs from the fort wall across the road in the photo centre
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Badger today not himself!
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The Tuesday Pub Quiz in the Twice brewed once again was a cuel mix of difficult questions & other teams playing the dreaded joker card which chopped our points in half however one Vindolanda team did win through, there's always next week.

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A great sunny day with the slightest spot of rain to spoil the day.

A joy to work in the sun, plenty of walls and features coming to light
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Tea and Biscuits
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King of the spoil heap, policing the heap
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Plenty of hard work again today with plenty of sun to spur us on, the site continues to show more Interesting features. The BBC TV programme "Escape to the Country"
descended on the site this afternoon.
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Ian choosing his Wheelbarrow
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Pierre and Richie troweling
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Our newest wedig member Ella
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Is automated digging the future?
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Liz and Badger discuss trench activity
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Light drizzle and the odd downpour but work wasn't interrupted, the two week system means we'll not have to say goodbye to friends for another week. Andy, Justin and Kate have been key to the week so far with guidance, patience and the odd bucket emptied.
Diggers working through the drizzle
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A shot from session two to show progress
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The site at the end of today, progress and some high walls showing to end the week
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As mentioned in the Vindolanda blog today the ornate carved stone found by David
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David and Richie during a black and White tea break
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Our two Wedig corespondents working on the intervallum road.
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I have been trying out some new photo image trickery which gives a full 360 view of the site, hopefully it should work in the way Google streetview does? Please feedback if you get it to work. Use your mouse (preferably the PC kind) or finger to move the image around.

Vindolanda 360 view
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May 5 2013, 11:44 AM
Wow that's excellent. Keep 'em coming.
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Will do, glad it's working
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David Goldwater has added some great photos from 1971 onwards, please check out the previous diggers journal section
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This from David Goldwater
"Nearly forty years between these pictures the geezer with the Chevy Chase hair on the earlier one also appears in the May 2013 one!"
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