Chesters

Boring Postcards

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The picture above is taken on what once the edge was the Roman Empire at Chesters in Northern England where an cavalry regiment with 500 horses and their riders from northern Spain served to guard the Roman Empire from the barbarians north of Hadrian´s wall. People came from Turkey, Mesopotamia, Tunisia, Gaul, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Romania, Italy and many more places to northern England to serve the Roman military. Britons on the other hand served on the eastern border of the Roman Empire in Romania and Thracia. I don´t really think it was individual wanderlust that brought these people here to Hadrian´s wall, rather the wishes of the ruling classes.

This was to us a journey of a lifetime. My husband suggested in the beginning of the 1980s that we should bike and camp along Hadrian´s wall but it never came to be. In 2017 I suggested we try the…

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