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These men are after your money…

March 18, 2013

…and they’re armed.

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Having seen what they look like, you’ll be pleased to hear they won’t be dropping by to collect. Instead authors Ben Kane, Anthony Riches and Russell Whitfield will be walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall this April (yes, dressed like that) and they’re on the hunt for sponsors*.

All the money they raise will go to two excellent causes -  Combat Stress and Medecins Sans Frontieres.   If you want to join in without getting the blisters,  here’s where you do it.

*UPDATE, 9 April – offers of sponsorship for the walk are now heading towards £9,000!

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5 comments

  1. Aren’t you joining them, Ruth? :)


    • Oh, I think it’s definitely a boys’ trip! I’m not sure how I’d get over the stiles wearing those long skirts. Do you think women just did less in the past, or did they borrow trousers to do it in?


  2. I suppose that depends on how coy Roman women were about showing their legs. If you were a 19th C fishwife you’d just kilt up your skirts and get on with it. I can see you prefer to keep the fires burning at home while the boys do their marching. Sensible! The weather on Hadrian’s Wall that time of year can be unpredictable.


  3. I tried to donate but being a non-UK citizen precludes me.

    Diverging from the topic:
    Seeing these pictures of period costume reminded me of the new History Channel TV series ‘Vikings’, which is pretty entertaining, has good production values and and feels somewhat authentic despite the main characters being so good looking and having all their teeth.
    Not sure if its showing in the UK.

    http://www.history.com/shows/vikings


  4. That’s a shame, Ray (the donation business, not the Vikings). It’s very good of you to try. I thought it could be done via paypal, but evidently not.
    Vikings are apparently here but not on a channel we can get at Downie Towers. It’s all rather frustrating, especially if they’re implausibly goodlooking.



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