Northumbrian summer

Gary (Devore) sent me this picture from the outing to Housesteads Roman fort taken by the Binchester Field School on Sunday

sheep-at-Housesteads

– the sheep clearly quite at in with the impending rainstorm.

I am reminded of waiting for a train at Cambridge station some time ago, sleet driving horizontally up the platform. One ticket guard to another – “Bit of a Northumbrian summer today”.

Here’s Alan Sorrell’s reconstruction of the Roman site from the late 50s/early 60s:

Sorrell-Housesteads-2

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