Hi Richard,

The ancient Roman capital of England at Silchester is only a short bike ride away from home and I visted this last year with Chris How from Australia who examined the still standing city walls to same. He spotted pices of charcoal in the lime mortar mix that used to hold the wall together and with a life span now of over 2000 years the Romans obviously knew a thing or two about building. I will take a digi pic the next time I make a bike ride round past "Calleva Atribatum".


Ken Hume

Looking back to see the way ahead !