Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall – 13 March 2010

On Saturday 13 March 2010 an event took place – Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall, in which Hadrian’s Wall was a spectacular line of light from coast to coast. It followed the route of the 84 mile long Hadrian’s Wall and had around 500 individual points of light, placed at 250 metre intervals.
 

The beacon at Pike Hill Signal Tower, near Birdoswald Fort.

lluminating the Wall began at dusk with a public event at Segedunum Roman Fort at Wallsend, North Tyneside.
 
The first light was illuminated at 5.45pm as the Line of Light started its epic journey westwards, reaching the Cumbrian coast around one hour later.
 
As the light made its way across the country Carlisle prepared to ‘welcome the light’, as it arrived in Cumbria. Lit by thousands of flickering flames, a parade of costumed characters and musicians made its way through the streets of Carlisle to greet the line of light.
 
On the afternoon of saturday 13th March 2010, Julian Thurgood and Jan Fialkowski travelled to Pike Hill Signal Tower, between Birdoswald Fort and Brampton, to photograph this spectacular event, where they met folk from all over the country. It certainly captured their imagination, and all were thrilled to be there.
 

The beacon at Pike Hill Signal Tower, near Birdoswald Fort.

The beacon at Pike Hill Signal Tower, near Birdoswald Fort.

 
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