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A5 - Roman Road.


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In Ireland, but born Bucks.
Whilst hunting for rellies, I usually get a map on screen to see exactly where the towns and villages are, in the places I am looking for in relation to each others localities.

My gaze was drawn to the Roman road of Watling Street(A5). The Romans did an excellent job of building their roads in straight lines where possible.

Unfortunately, the English government over the years have put some serious bends in it around Milton Keynes area. You can still see the original line of the Roman road going through Bletchley, and on to Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire.

From Canterbury to Shrewsbury, via Tamworth & Cannock, is a fair old stretch of roadway, and the 'modern' A5 continues on to North West Wales from Shrewsbury.

Up and down that road, there is a serious lot of history to be found. (Keep looking Leefer.:2fun: ).

So lets thank the government for making the Roman roads longer, and more windier.:2fun::2fun:


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