A ROMAN soldier from the second century AD made an appearance on a section of Hadrian’s Wall to celebrate the 1,900th anniversary of the start of its construction.

Nigel Apperley, from Cumbria, has performed several Roman living history displays over the years.

He has now walked a section of Hadrian’s Wall, talking to the public about the Wall and Roman history.

Nigel will be out and about for more walks in full Roman military regalia throughout the rest of the year.

People that Nigel interacted with said they were happy to see someone brought the Wall and its legacy alive.

Other events happening for the monumental anniversary, which will run throughout the year from January 24, until December 23, include:

Solway Coast: Stories from 1900

Obscurum - Lux

Falx Manga (Japanese manga): Set 1,900 years ago on Hadrian’s Wall

Virtual walk along the wall from Bowness to Gilsland

Ravenglass Bathhouse Bubble Bath

Imperial Visitor: Hadrian in Britannia

Binchester & Hadrian’s Wall Roman Challenge Activity Pack

Northern Tales

Hadrian’s Wall ‘Virtual’ Networking Days

Wall in Motion

Kids Rule Emperor

City of Lights

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Special Event Amateur Radio Station

A Midsummer’s Evening in Corbridge

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

Hail Hadrian

Unpossessable Country

Local History Along the Wall

Tour of Birdoswald Fort and Gilsland through the ages

Roman Food in Britain

Hadrian’s Wall Summer Explorer Quest – Chesters Roman Fort

Roman Festival

Falcons and Fairy Kings

Roman Falconry – Chesters Roman Fort

Roman’s Return: Big Birthday Bash

Hadrian’s Wall Summer Explorer Quest – Birdoswald Roman Fort

Roman Falconry – Birdoswald Roman Fort

Clash of Romans

Night Attack


Illuminate - a Festival of Flame

Festival of Saturnalia

Haltwhistle Walking Festival

Vindolanda Excavations 2022

Fort to Farm

28 Days of Latin with Minimus

Time Travel with the Romans

Militaria Exhibition

The Lost Fort

In Search of Hadrian’s Wall in Ouseburn

Death to the Romans, and their Modern Collaborators!

Gone To The Wall

The Power of the Written Word

Our Hadrian’s Wall

Uncovering Roman Carlisle

Hadrian’s Wall Virtual Focus Day

Easter Roman Adventure Quest

Extraordinary Exploration – The Edwardian Discovery of Coria

Across the sea and along the wall: How the Irish Came to Northumbria in the Age of Saints

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall. New Views and reflections of Hadrian’s Wall

Roman Muncaster

Carlisle Mayor’s Charity Hadrian’s Wall Walk Challenge

Explore the “Disappearing Ditch”

1900 Bunting Challenge

Cartmell Cornelius