Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 8 – Wallsend, Segedunum

Before I move South to Derby, I want to put various other Hadrian’s Wall sites on my blog. On Saturday 18 June we arranged to meet our friends at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend – website. This is where I ended my Wall Walk (did I mention I walked the Wall?), but I didn’t do the Museum. This time we started in the café, then went up to the Observatory. They have a good AV presentation which shows how the landscape has changed.

DSC02556We did the Roman gallery, which has some good items and some  nice AV which brings people to life.

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My dad always said he was going to do a study on why Roman tile producers were unable to keep feet off the drying tiles.

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They have replica standards and replica dracos. This was what I was wondering about when I mentioned the carnax on my blog about the Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland – my blog. There is good material about these trumpets here.

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We then had a wander round the Fort. It is not a particular impressive fort. The bathhouse is closed, which is a huge shame, and they now have a nice herb garden. I do wonder if it is easier to get money for exciting new projects, and not to keep places open and maintained.

DSC02576DSC02578DSC02581DSC02582There are some non-Roman galleries, instead we had a decent lunch – mince and dumplings for two, an omelette for Mary, and excellent fish and chips for me, and all for less than £20.

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