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The illumination of Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria

Hadrian's Wall
Illuminating Hadrianís Wall will create a spectacular line of light from coast to coast.

The final preparations are being made for the illumination of Hadrian's Wall on Saturday, 13 March.

4000 people applied to help with the project and 1,000 people were selected to take part.

This Saturday, Hadrian's Wall will be lit up by lucky volunteers from around the globe.

Jan Sharrock from Lakes Alive, Linda Tuttiett from Hadrian's Wall Heritage, Marilyn Bowman from Carlisle City Council and Marie Whitehead from The Carlisle Tourism Partnership

'Illuminating Hadrian's Wall' is the brainchild of Hadrian's Wall Heritage and is expected to bring a massive boost to the local economy.

Beacons lit

The event will boast some real Roman artillery and a Roman re-enactor firing arrows into the sky after he lights the last beacon at Bowness-on Solway.

To see the action you need to head to Carlisle to see the beacons being lit, not to the wall itself.

Access to the other beacon sites on the wall are limited to ticket holders, and these have already been allocated.

The meeting point for the Carlisle part of the event is outside the Old Town Hall in Carlisle at 5.30pm.

There will be a torchlit parade to Bitts Park and spectators will be able to see some of the beacons being lit within the park as the Line of Light makes it way towards the Solway coast.

School children

Taste of history

Children from Bowness on Solway Primary School and Gilsland Church of England Primary School have been giving us their views on the Romans and Hadrian's Wall, throwing up some interesting and funny ideas!

BBC Radio Cumbria will be covering the run up to the event and the day itself.

Illuminators and event organisers will be live on the Mike Parr Breakfast show everyday along with the school children from 8th March.


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