There is a scene in Monty Python’s film “Life of Brian” where the John Cleese character asks “what have the Romans ever done for us?” and the participants proceed to list all the good things that had been provided during their occupation (sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health). Well, they may have done a lot of similar things when they came to Norfolk in the AD60s but one thing we do know is that they didn’t install enough kissing gates when building the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmunds. Continue reading Another Kissing Gate!
Friday 19th & 26th May 2017
“What is it about kissing gates?” asked Robert (the photographer) as we trudged in the blazing sun the half-mile back across the fields to the car park at Caister. We had returned to the Roman site at Caister St Edmund to finish building the kissing gate started two weeks back and also install a further gate. This was the third Friday in succession that we had finished late because of kissing gates. Continue reading Marston Marsh and Caister St Edmund – The Kissing Gate Sagas