1974: AHS members on a trip to visit Hadrian's Wall, it stretches
for 73 miles east /west from Wallsend on the river Tyne to Bowness - on -
It was built by the order of Emperor Hadrian, construction began in AD
122 and took around 6 years to complete, a defensive fortification to
deter the barbarian Picts to the north.
It formed the northern boundary of the
Roman Empire, forts were built at intervals along the wall some of which can
still be visited eg Housesteads and Vindolanda.
It was declared a World
Heritage site in 1987.