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Our Mantle in Spring is based around the Romans. We are working as a team of "Wall Watchers" who volunteer to observe and patrol Hadrian's Wall, looking out for signs of change or damage.

Find the picture of the camel stone for the start of the story, and work your way up.

 

In the present day, the Wall Watchers were contacted by the parents of Nick White, whose name was on the plaque that had been attached to Hadrian's Wall. They had not realised that they could not stick their plaque on the wall. Nick was their son who loved the Romans and had always wanted to visit Hadrian's Wall, but they lived in Australia and sadly Nick passed away after being in a car accident. His parents asked if, instead of the plaque, the Wall Watchers would set up an exhibition about the wall in memory of Nick. 
The battle was brutal and many died, both soldiers and villagers. The survivors gathered the carved stones made by the fallen soldiers, including Gaius, and placed them within Hadrian's Wall before the final stone was laid, in memory of those who had died.

Gladiator Soundtrack "Elysium", "Honor Him", "Now We Are Free"

Music by Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, and Klaus Badelt.

When Juliet from the RSA came back to work with us again, the soldiers were planning the provisions they would buy from the market. But they did not realise another meeting was happening in the Pict settlement. The Picts had discovered the soldiers would be coming through their village and they feared for their lives. They had heard of the Roman soldiers burning down other villages, and they knew they must not let this happen. As they prepared for battle, one person slipped away, unnoticed. They had made friends with one of the soldiers, and they warned them of what was going to happen. Now the soldiers knew there would be a battle ahead, and they realised their lives were in danger. They wrote letters home to their families, knowing they may never see them again. 

The soldiers, 2000 years ago, needed to go to the nearest market to buy provisions, but they would have to pass through a Pict settlement. They had been told that the people who lived there were barbarians. The problem was, when they went to spy on the village, they just looked like ordinary people.

The soldiers, 2000 years ago, needed to go to the nearest market to buy provisions, but they would have to pass through a Pict settlement. They had been told that the people who lived there were barbarians. The problem was, when they went to spy on the village, they just looked like ordinary people. 1

In the present day, the Wall Watchers had to deal with a problem when the Vallum, a ditch that runs nearly the whole length of Hadrian's Wall, got flooded in all the rain. The team made sure it was safe (and found out about the Water Cycle in the process).. They made an interesting discovery when the water finally drained away: small, clay models of Roman gods!

In the present day, the Wall Watchers had to deal with a problem when the Vallum, a ditch that runs nearly the whole length of Hadrian's Wall, got flooded in all the rain. The team made sure it was safe (and found out about the Water Cycle in the process).. They made an interesting discovery when the water finally drained away: small, clay models of Roman gods! 1
In the present day, the Wall Watchers had to deal with a problem when the Vallum, a ditch that runs nearly the whole length of Hadrian's Wall, got flooded in all the rain. The team made sure it was safe (and found out about the Water Cycle in the process).. They made an interesting discovery when the water finally drained away: small, clay models of Roman gods! 2

Gaius and the other Auxiliary Soldiers had to work very hard under their Prefect, Celerinius, who was very strict. They wrote letters home but Celerinius found them and punished the soldiers with half rations for a week. One day, Celerinius announced that they were going to get paid, but they would need to use this money to buy their weapons. The Auxiliary Soldiers did not get paid as much as the Legionary Soldiers and could not afford the best weapons.

Gaius and the other Auxiliary Soldiers had to work very hard under their Prefect, Celerinius, who was very strict. They wrote letters home but Celerinius found them and punished the soldiers with half rations for a week. One day, Celerinius announced that they were going to get paid, but they would need to use this money to buy their weapons. The Auxiliary Soldiers did not get paid as much as the Legionary Soldiers and could not afford the best weapons.  1

We worked with Juliet from the RSA and contacted the soldier who carved the camel stone as if in a dream. We discovered that his name was Gaius. He was an Auxiliary Soldier from Egypt and had left his wife and 4 year old son at home to become a soldier. He hoped to make money so his family could have a better life, but he had to keep his family a secret: Roman soldiers could not be married! Gaius missed his home and his family very much. 

We worked with Juliet from the RSA and contacted the soldier who carved the camel stone as if in a dream. We discovered that his name was Gaius. He was an Auxiliary Soldier from Egypt and had left his wife and 4 year old son at home to become a soldier. He hoped to make money so his family could have a better life, but he had to keep his family a secret: Roman soldiers could not be married! Gaius missed his home and his family very much.  1
We needed special tools to remove the plaque safely. Behind it, we made an incredible discovery... the carved stone! Our team made a video for the news programme asking for help in finding the person that left the plaque.

One day, a Wall Watcher found something unusual on Hadrian's Wall. Someone had stuck a plaque on it. The Wall Watcher covered it up and called for our help.

One day, a Wall Watcher found something unusual on Hadrian's Wall. Someone had stuck a plaque on it. The Wall Watcher covered it up and called for our help. 1

In the present day, we saw an advert to become Wall Watchers. We attended an introductory meeting, had interviews for the job, took a test and received training to learn about why Hadrian's Wall is so important.

It all started when we observed a Roman soldier in the barracks of a milecastle on Hadrian's Wall. He was carving a stone...

It all started when we observed a Roman soldier in the barracks of a milecastle on Hadrian's Wall. He was carving a stone... 1

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