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.
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.
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.
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.