Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Roman Way

"But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, viniculture, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"  One of my favourite quotations from one of my favourite films.  Now, it seems, I can add to that list, as they also paved what became known as Watling Street, built Carlisle and Londinium.  And the other link between these?  Yes, I'll be visiting Telford (on Watling Street), Carlisle and London in the coming weeks.  Although I am a long-time visitor to the capital, it will be my first visits to Carlisle and Telford.  I'll be starting my tour of Britain's history by visiting the town named after Thomas Telford next week (16th, 17th and 18th April), then up to Roman Carlisle the week after (23rd and 24th April), before heading down to London in May (5th and 6th).
Dexi - travels around Britian
Appropriately, this is about the time of the ancient Roman festival of Floralia - so if you fancy celebrating it with me, give me a call!  I was just wondering, though... will I get to meet Biggus Dickus?

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