First up, I'd like to thank you for your comments about my last post, as you know it was bursting with colour, well not this one
They are very old steps I'm climbing from Roman times.
We're at Wroxeter Roman City, on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Wroxeter was once the fourth largest town in Roman Britain, the other were London, Colchester and St Albans
That big wall is whats left of the Basilica, and is one of the largest freestanding pieces of masonry left from Roman Britain
The holes in it held the timber scaffolding so it could be constructed
"Dad stop it, I'm got going though there"
You can see they have put white gravel down.
This is where the Basilica was, once a huge hall with massive columns it acted as an entrance to the baths and meeting place. Bathers were allowed to exercise here before entering the baths, Can you see the circles where the columns were.
This is a reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper of the inside of the basilica taken from the guide book.
These are the tile pillars which once supported the floor and provided under floor heating.
I'm standing on the very heavily worn doorway leading to the main heated suites
There're loads of different room's
These are the steps down to one of the furnace rooms.
The two rooms above me, according to the guide book might have been bars!! serving food and drink!
This is how it might have looked in the early third century
by Ivan Lapper
Its not all a load of rocks here
I don't mean me!
Across the road is a recreated Roman town house
It was a project between English Heritage and Channel 4 T.V. to build a Roman town house, using traditional Roman methods
They made a good job of it
Wouldn't mind living here myself,
All the information was taken from the English Heritage guide book
Its looks from the photos that no one was there, is was very busy, mom always checks on the websites first to see if I am allowed in, it said yes so off we set. We get out of the car the sign going in says guide dogs only. Me and dad had to wait outside while mom went in to see them, they said it was fine for me to go in, but we did have some funny looks off folks. I was the only dog there
Well infact I was a guide dog,
telling you about it.
The Romans loved their wines and less than a mile away is
Wroxeter Roman Vineyard.
Yes Shropshire has its own vineyard, not that I was allowed in!!
Mom and Dad got some wine, what about ME!! I can't even have the grapes, cheese maybe!!
So that's this weeks history out the way.
To my American friends
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday
Till next time
See Yea George xxx