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Friday, 30 August 2013

POW camp 18

Just a little to the south of Hadrians Wall and Haltwhistle and along the valley of the South Tyne river you will find Featherstone Castle and the remains of POW camp 18.This dates back to the second world war and was used to house a number of fairly committed Nazis.



Tuesday, 27 August 2013

North of the Wall

Sometimes it can be a struggle to imagine what the area around and to the North of the Roman Wall was like 2,000 years ago. With the traffic and tourists along the military road it can be anything but quiet and isolated.

Last week we travelled up to Kielder passing through Newcastleton and then cycled along the Lakeshore Way- 26 miles of beautiful scenery and very few people. The North shore in particular was very impressive and in the peace and quiet amongst the woods it was easy to imagine times past.

More details here.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Roman bath house at Vindolanda

One of the things which always amazes us about Vindolanda is the sheer number of insights into life in a Roman garrison town. These 2 pictures show the remains and information board for the Roman Bath house.