GUARD NEWS

If you are a former member of the Guard and would like to attend our 50th anniversary meal and AGM at the end of October 2022 please contact Chris Haines for details.

 

 

This is our fiftieth year which is a significant milestone for The Ermine Street Guard and there will be events to mark this anniversary through the year.

 

Congratulations to Chris Haines and Mike Garlick who are our two remaining original members for fifty years of service.

 

Chester House Estate

 

It was a successful weekend on this very pleasant site. The weather stayed dry all weekend which was an added bonus. Accommodation was in the main farmhouse in three oak paneled conference rooms. Public attendance was really good on Saturday but quieter on Sunday. The new PA system was up to the job and will prove a good asset. Our President, Professor Simon James attended on Sunday. We were also thankful to Professor Sarah Scott, Simon's colleague, who helped with the organisation. We had the chance to look at the excavations taking place on the cemetery by Leicester University students.

 

Wrest Park

 

This was the first time we had a full display turnout since September 2019. Thirty two members participated in what was a successful weekend with 8,300 members of the public attending. However the cold wind kept the temperature on the wrong side of being pleasant. In spite of members being rusty after so long away the displays went well.

 

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