2013 ALDBOROUGH MUSEUM
In May we were invited to provide living history at English Heritage's Aldborough Roman Museum which preserves part of the city wall of Isca Brigantium, one of the biggest civil settlements of Northern Britannia. The Brigantes tribe, once defeated were forced to abandon their capital at Stanwick near Scotch Corner and move to this new settlement. In the third century, like many Romano-British towns, it was allowed to build stone fortifications. Several mosaics from houses within the town are also on show at the site.
It was a rainy day, but the village's May Day festival was in full swing from 1:30 onwards so the village was full of visitors and guides provided free tours of the Roman site while we were there.
Friends our ours, Mark & Sara as well as Doc and Ingrid set up alongside our Hadrianic and Late Roman military display. Doc and Ingrid brought along a vertical loom and tablet weaving loom, whilst , Mark and Sara displayed Roman cooking and gladiatorial fighting equipment.