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View of Paisley from atop Paisley Abbey, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the town of Paisley near Glasgow in S.W.Scotland.

Paisley is often overlooked by tourists but does have a lot to offer in form of a long history and association with the textile industry. This is the home of the ‘Paisley Pattern’.

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Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields, England

This partly reconstructed fort is located at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall overlooking the moth of the River Tyne. Key facts:

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Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald, England.

This evening, I am reporting on Hadrian’s Wall in northern England.

Overview

The Wall was built during the approximate period AD 122- 138 and originally extended for 80 Roman miles (74 British miles) in a line from/to the modern English towns of Maryport and Wallsend. The Emperor Hadrian was unusual in that he consolidated the Empire, no doubt driven by the military and economic imperatives of managing an ever-expanding empire in context of hostile tribes to the north of the Wall. Here are some key statistics and information:

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