FORA Military Weekend

The Romans and the rains came to the Friends of Roman Aldborough Military Weekend!

11As you can see, the weather did not deter Legio VI Victrix or our guests – the Mayor of Harrogate, Nick Brown, the Mayor and Mayoress of Boroughbridge, Peter and Pauline Phillips and Andrew Jones, the local MP.

12Unfortunately, rain prevented the Roman bread making demonstration – by a Polish Roman soldier!  There was also concern about the chain mail which got very wet during the day.  None of it was protected in the traditional Roman way – and was much less odorous!  Some re-enactors store their chain mail in a strong bag with plastic scourers or loose sand to remove rust.