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Hadrian's Wall (Haynes)

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HADRIAN'S WALL (R3x40) 3C set Derek Haynes

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up); 1s dance ½ Figure of 8 up round 2s and end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 1s set, cast to 3rd place (3s step up); 1s dance ½ Figure of 8 up round 3s. 231
25-32 1s cross up to dance mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides (3s out/down, 2s in/down to start)
33-40 1s cross up to dance mirror reels of 3 on own sides (3s out/down, 2s in/down to start). End. 231

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Notes

Another version exists: R8x40 - Bars 33-40 mirror reels with 1s ending in 2nd place own side. 213

(Dance notes by MINICRIB)

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Also see the dance Hadrian's Wall (Sheffield) by Martin Sheffield.

Hadrian's Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It ran from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea, and was the northern limit of the Roman Empire, immediately north of which were the lands of the northern Ancient Britons, including the Picts.

It had a stone base and a stone wall. There were milecastles with two turrets in between. There was a fort about every five Roman miles. From north to south, the wall comprised a ditch, wall, military way and vallum, another ditch with adjoining mounds. It is thought the milecastles were staffed with static garrisons, whereas the forts had fighting garrisons of infantry and cavalry. In addition to the wall's defensive military role, its gates may have been customs posts.

A significant portion of the wall still stands and can be followed on foot along the adjoining Hadrian's Wall Path. The largest Roman artefact anywhere, it runs a total of 73 miles in northern England. Regarded as a British cultural icon, Hadrian's Wall is one of Britain's major ancient tourist attractions. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

It is a common misconception that Hadrian's Wall marks the boundary between England and Scotland. In fact Hadrian's Wall lies entirely within England and has never formed the Anglo-Scottish border. While it is less than 0.6 miles (1.0 km) south of the border with Scotland in the west at Bowness-on-Solway, in the east it is as much as 68 miles (109 km) away.

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall

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