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Hadrian's Wall pilgrimageHadrian's Wall Pilgrimage 2009

The 13th decennial pilgrimage to study archaeological developments in our understanding of the Wall ran from Saturday, 8 August to Friday 14 August 2009.

It began in Carlisle on 8th August and finished with a grand Civic Dinner in Newcastle on Friday 14th August.  More than 200 people spent a week travelling from end to end of the Wall and beyond, with on-site lectures, discussions and events all the way. It could not have happened without some hard work by the organisers, and nerves of steel from the coach drivers. Click here for a report on the week by Denis Peel. (A much-shortened version of this will be included in the next News Bulletin. An excellent Pilgrimage Handbook, entitled "Hadrian's Wall 1999-2009", and compiled by our Secretary Nick Hodgson, was supplied to all Pilgrims. Copies are still available, price £10 (plus postage and packing if need be).

The March 2010 Edition (no 240) of Current Archaeology magazine also had a special edition about the Pilgrimage

2009 Pilgrims at South Shields Town Hall

The 2009 Pilgrims assembled on the steps of South Shields Town Hall, on the final day of the Pilgrimage
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