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20 September 2017 @ 08:35 pm
Hadrians Wall Miscellaneous Picspams: Wall  

This was our first bit of wall, though we couldn't quite decide whether to count it. It was a bit of "spur" wall at Segdunum that had once lead down to the Tyne. It had apparently been removed at some point, and then put back.

I thought we'd been pretty good at not standing on the wall, but I seem to have documented quite a lot ignoring this instruction. Here B. demonstrates how to fend off picts.

In our defence we thought this was the bit of wall you were allowed to stand on since we knew it was near Housesteads and that's Housesteads in the background. Actually the relevant bit of wall is in that clump of trees to the right of the picture.

This is me standing on a the bit of wall you are allowed to stand on.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/466660.html.
liadtbunny: Mediaeval armyliadtbunny on September 22nd, 2017 03:02 pm (UTC)

So you're only allowed to stand on the parts of the wall that are worn down to nothing?
louisedennislouisedennis on September 23rd, 2017 11:36 am (UTC)
It's not actually worn down to nothing. You can't see terribly well in the picture but it's quite high, just really overgrown with grass for some reason!
liadtbunny: Treeliadtbunny on September 23rd, 2017 02:18 pm (UTC)
Heh, they need to get Time Team back to dig out the earth!
fififolle: B7 - Del Tarrant - Steven Paceyfififolle on September 26th, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered if you were allowed to stand on bits! I always told my lot they couldn't, so maybe I was mostly right :D
Great pics! Thanks :D
louisedennislouisedennis on September 27th, 2017 07:14 am (UTC)
It's terribly tempting to stand on though... We did try not to do it too often.
fififolle: Primeval - Abby car Naughty Girlfififolle on September 27th, 2017 05:37 pm (UTC)
LOL!! I have a lot of willpower when it involves inactivity *g*