Sunday, June 17, 2007

Interesting, Somewhat Relevant Info about Our Address Name

According to Dan, the "Antonine" of our Antonine Heights address refers to the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, Hadrian's adopted son and successor. The Roman Empire at the time (150 A.D.) extended well into Britain, up to Edinburgh. There was a 39-mile wall up there called the Antonine Wall and was the northernmost frontier of the Roman empire.
      I’m not sure if any Romans had a reason to be in Bermondsey, but they would have surely stopped off at the delightful Garrison gastropub, where we’ve already entertained two friends from New York and sampled warm ale (yuck).

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