Friday 18 December 2009

Advent 18: Jewry Wall

Lest we forget, Leicester is an ancient city which traces its history back before the Romans. Pictured above is the 'Jewry Wall', site of the Roman baths and now Vaughan College, and St Nicholas Church, a medieval church whose building materials include Roman bricks taken from the Jewry Wall (the name is not Roman but is possibly linked to the Medieval Jewish community in Leicester). One of the highlights of the recent opening of Leicester's new digital arts centre at Phoenix Square was the presentation of a new virtual walk through Roman Leicester which, when fully developed, will be interactive. Have a look here: