Monday, June 30, 2008

Towns Along Hadrian's Wall Hit Hard by Subprime Crisis

Bloomberg reports the sad news that Hadrian's Town Becomes 'Slum' as Subprime Infects North England. Located near the almost 2000 year old Segedunum Roman Fort in the county of Tyne and Wear, working-class Wallsend is where the end of Hadrian's Wall is located.

If you are familiar with the Minimus Latin course, Wallsend is located down the road from Vindolanda, where Flavius and his familia were stationed.

If you ever have a chance to visit Wallsend, you can visit World Heritage site Segedenum Fort, Baths and Museum and you can even practice your Latin reading the signs in the Wallsend Metro station. Hadrian's Wall is an incredible monument to the Roman's presence in Britain and the length of the Wall is dotted with museums and historical sites. Let us hope for a recovery to the economy of the town.