Home from another fantastic Roman Festival in York, and huge thanks to everyone who made it possible – organisers, re-enactors, performers, fellow-scribes and of course to the many visitors, without whom we’d all have been very lonely.
In previous years I’ve put up plenty of photos of men on the march, and they do look spectacular – you can see some here. This year, though, a few pics focusing on the talents of some of the re-enactors in the Living History camp. Without their skills, the troops would have been hungry, cold, ill and broke.
Altering wool so that it’s person-shaped rather than sheep-shaped is a complicated business, and here are some of the ways to do it –
And finally, this year’s splendid company in the writers’ venue.
If you’d like to join us next year, the Festival will be happening all over again on 29-31 May 2020. Meanwhile, I mislaid my shiny new Roman coin on the way home. It’s not far off the size of a 20p. Quite possibly a catering manager on Crossrail Trains is now wondering what on earth to do with it.