Sunday, 4 June 2017

Eboracum

It's my birthday next week! I usually book a holiday, but unfortunately I was unable to get that particular time slot and had to settle for a week earlier than usual. However, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. For one, it's actually sunny - not always a given in June in England. Secondly, I discovered this little festival purely by chance. A very fortunate early birthday gift from the gods....

Eboracum was the Roman settlement established in the north of England - later resettled by the Vikings and known as Yorvik - now the beautiful city of York.  

There were two main elements to the festival - a military drill and a Roman camp. The drill was very informative and highly entertaining, though a few of the little kiddies were in tears when charged by the fully armoured troops. The camp was a chance to see some of the equipment at close hand, chat with the re-enactors who are always very knowledgeable, and partake of  free samples of  Roman food - though no larks' tongues.  








On to the Roman camp. One of the exhibitors had some model soldiers to explain tactics, which I thought was suitably nerdy for the blog.




6 comments:

Michał Kucharski said...

Great looking show!
Thank You for a photos.

Phil said...

Nice pictures and wonderful minis!

Michael Awdry said...

What a fabulous day out!

Old Fogey said...

It was excellent, and I have yet to post the viking exhibition!

Herbert West said...

Fabulous. Thanks for sharing - annoying that I didn't twig it was on seeing as I'm only 30 miles away!

Matt Crump said...

Cool....raining now !

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