On Sunday all the project group and friends got together for a bbq in the Bastle house next to the Roman Fort. The steering group have been meeting for over 3 months and have gradually put together some events and planned a lot more. This time it was nice to meet socially with no agenda or minutes or action points to go through!
The weather, for once this Summer, was kind and we all ritually stood round the bbq and blackened our burgers and sausages. We just need to move Epiacum about 1500 miles south so that we could have enjoyed a Mediterranean bbq in our shorts.
The Bastle house looked nice with candles on all the ledges and we were wonderfully entertained with some impromptu folk songs. As someone who drinks lots (and I do mean LOTS) of black coffee I really enjoyed the c-c-c-c-coffee song.
Then it was up to Epiacum itself, where Alistair did a great job of guiding for those of us who were unfamiliar with the layout of the Roman Fort. We kicked over a few molehills but failed to find any Roman treasure - not even a piece of broken pottery!
Thank you to everyone who was there and to those who had worked to make the evening so enjoyable.