Category - Shreds of Rome

Shreds of Rome has a number of interviews with historians and archaeologists in the field of Roman Derbyshire, this documentary guides you through Roman Derbyshire.

Introduction to the project and how it came about

In June 2013, I took my 12 year old nephew Kyah to Hadrians wall on a camping holiday and he stood looking at the wall and asked why the Romans had built it, I said it was ‘because the Romans needed a defense line’ and ‘they were bored’.

He asked me a series of questions which I had to google the answer. My nephew has always been a visual person; he takes in more knowledge being shown the historical value of the landscape, then reading about it.

After that holiday I read in the local newspaper of Romans settlements being found in Chester Green, Derby, unfortunately,y I was not able to gain permission to photograph at the dig site, so I followed the coverage through the local news.

“A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.”

Turgenev Ivan, 2008 ‘Fathers and Sons’ Oxford paperbacks pp 208

So here was born “Shreds of Rome” documentary.

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