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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
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 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
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.
If you want to discuss having The Ermine Street Guard appear at your Event please download the 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.
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WHERE WE'RE BASED
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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