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THE ERMINE STREET GUARD

50th Anniversary 2022

 

The Ermine Street Guard has been dedicated to research into the Roman Army and the reconstruction of Roman armour and equipment for 50 years.

Since its formation in 1972, the Guard has become the leading society studying the Roman Army and its equipment.

 

Each piece of kit is made as authentically as is practicable based on recent research. The majority of the equipment is made by Guard members to high standards of workmanship and accuracy and is continually being added to and improved as new information and finds become available. The Guard works closely with leading academics in the field to ensure the kit is correct based on current research.

Public displays are given at major Roman sites throughout Great Britain and Europe. The displays include aspects of the Roman soldier's training, the shooting of artillery pieces and a static army camp display. At selected venues the Guard is also joined by two fully equipped Roman cavalrymen.

 

Assistance is given to Roman studies in schools, universities and other educational establishments, including visits by Guard members

Download our Information Pack for Schools

 

See a video about The Ermine Street Guard

 

 

2022 Events

 

 

ST - SMALL TURNOUT

PT - PART TURNOUT

FT - FULL TURNOUT

 

February 23  - Weston Super Mare Museum (ST) 01934 621028

 

March 5/6  - HQ Weekend (Full members & potential recruits only) 01452 862235

 

April 23/24  - Wrest Park, Northampton MK45 4HR English Heritage 01525 860152

 

June 25/26  - Chester House Estate, Wellingborough NN8 2DH

 

July 30/31  - Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester PO19 3QR with Cavalry 01243 78587

 

Aug 13/14  - Wroxeter Roman City, Shrewsbury SY5 6PJ English Heritage (PT) 01743 76133

 

Aug 27/28  - Vindolanda, Hexham NE47 7JN 50th Anniversary Big Birthday Bash 01434 344277

 

Sept 18 - Cirencester Amiptheatre GL7 1XW 01285 651765

 

Oct 29 - 50th AGM - all former Guard members welcome

 

 

AUTHENTICITY

 

A core principle for the Guard

MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS

 

Welcome to the Guard

 

From the outset, the Guard has endeavoured to produce authentic reconstructions of Roman armour and equipment, and as more information comes to light, the Guard updates any incorrect equipment that has been made in the past.

 

The Guard makes 90% of everything on display including the cavalry equipment and artillery as well as all infantry armour, the tents and other equipment.

 

This process works both ways. The Guard actively seeks out and studies newly discovered research and updates their equipment accordingly, and academics use reconstructions created by the Guard in the understanding of the function of certain pieces of equipment.

 

EVENTS

 

If you want to discuss having The Ermine Street Guard appear at your Event please download the Event Pack

 

Event Pack

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP - £30

 

Membership will interest you if you wish to participate in displays and play an active role within The Ermine Street Guard.

 

Armour is provided free by the Guard, but members are expected to keep their equipment in good condition.

 

Full membership is payable prorata if you join mid way through the year

 

If you wish to discuss becoming a member of The Ermine Street Guard, please download the membership information pack and contact Chris Haines using the information at the bottom of this page.

 

Information Pack

 

Handbook

 

 

CONTACT

 

QUESTION? CALL US

01452 862235

EMAIL US

erminestreetguard@gmail.com

WHERE WE'RE BASED

Gloucester, United Kingdom

 

 

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