We are used to finding Roman shoes at Vindolanda but the
discovery of 421 Roman shoes during the 2016 excavations at Vindolanda
was astonishing. The shoes uncovered from the Severan fort ditch and
dating to c. AD 212 will give us an unappalled demographic census of
conceivably the whole community who lived at the site nearly 2,000 years
Each shoe costs us between £80 and £100 pounds to conserve and we need your help!
The volume of shoes found this season has resulted in a
specifically re-adapted building to start the conservation process. We
receive no external funding towards our excavation, conservation and
100% of your £80 donation to ‘conserve a shoe’ will go directly towards the laboratory costs.
You will received a numbered certificate of conservation
signed by the Trusts CEO & Director of Excavations Dr Andrew Birley.
A sample 'blank' certificate can be seen HERE
Thank you for supporting us, it really does make a difference.