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Did you know that the only Roman milestone in Britain that still stands in its original position is at Chesterholm – Vindolanda - near Hexham? It bears a Latin inscription stating Born for the Benefit of the Republic. The stone is about 100 yards from the Roman settlement. Intriguingly the remains of a great timber palace have been found at the site, dating from about the time of Hadrian’s visit in 122AD, and thought possibly to have housed the emperor and his household.

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Robson Green
Wilfrid Gibson

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Think of the man who first tasted German Sausage - Jerome K Jerome
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Death of William of Orange - 1702, Hitch Hikers Guide First Broadcast - 1978
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