Members of the Ermine Street Guard will be at Vindolanda this weekend to show how they make their replica Roman armour, weapons and shoes. 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, which works closely with leading academics, will be at Vindolanda from tomorrow until Monday, 10am-4pm.