The Pilgrimages of Hadrian’s Wall 1849-2019
David Breeze has attended every Pilgrimage (and Congress of Roman Frontier Studies) since 1969. He chaired the organising committee for the 1989, 1999, 2009 and 2019 Pilgrimages, latterly serving as Cheif Pilgrim. David had been President of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle and the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society as well as Chairman of the Congress of Roman Frontier Studies. He has excavated on both Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall and has written several books on both frontiers as well as a general book on Roman frontiers.
The first Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall was held in 1849 and attracted considerable local interest. Since 1886 the event has been organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle and the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. The Centenary Pilgrimage was in 1949 and since then they have been held in the ninth year of each decade. Over 200 Pilgrims spend a week visiting sites that reflect recent work on the Wall in addition to inspecting the well-known forts and museums, each carrying a copy of the handbook for the Pilgrimage. This book tells the stories of the 14 Pilgrimages held over the last 170 years. The Pilgrimageis probably the oldest and continuing archaeological tour in the world.
Paperback; 245 x 170mm
Colour photographs throughout