Introduction The Roman fort of Vindolanda on the Northern Frontier of the Empire, including what life was like for the commanding officer and his family, and the remarkable discovery of perfectly preserved tablets. What You’ll Hear 1:32: The fort of Vindolanda 2:14: The Vindolanda Tablets 2:45: How the collection was discovered 3:22: The challenges of…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Summerhill.  Summerhill – Introduction to Item 33  We moved to the Summerhill when I was six, living there until I was 14. My grandparents…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The Tyne Bridge. The Tyne Bridge – Introduction to Item 31  It’s a bit of a cliché I suppose, but it doesn’t seem right…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle – Introduction to Item 28 We used to go out and about all over Northumberland and the Tyne Valley when…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – God of the River Tyne.  The God of the River Tyne – Introduction to Item 24 This statue has hung on the wall of…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Felling Pit. Felling Pit – Introduction to Item 22 You’re unlikely to find Felling Pit in a guidebook of the sights and sites of…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The Castle Keep.  The Castle Keep – Introduction to Item 21 Everybody has an object that makes them feel like they’re ‘home’ when they…

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