A Tale inspired by the re-constructed Roman fort at Manchester’s Urban Heritage Park – Castlefield.
Ave! Dear old Friend!
Welcome, sit down.
Rest your feet for a while in our Garrison Town.
You’ve arrived at Mamuncium
Our “Castle – in – the – Field”
In a place, where we Romans
Don’t often yield.
We have a great legion,
Five hundred men strong
to service the Emperor Hadrian’s wall
which in truth , that’s quite long
And when sun’s down we head off to Deva
to go and have fun for the night
Relaxing after a hard days soldering
watching the gladiators fight.