We launched our first crowdfunding campaign in June 2018 to raise £20,000 to start to build the main gate tower of the Roman fort. It was a fantastic success thanks to the generosity of all our supporters and friends. In less than 4 weeks, we'd surpassed our target and across August Bank Holiday 25th - 27th, we'll make history by starting to build the first authentic Roman fort in almost 2,000 years using natural materials and construction techniques. This truly is an astounding challenge where we hope to learn so much about the skill and expertise of Roman legionaries during the control and consolidation phase of the Roman occupation of Britannia.
Special thanks for amazing support goes to Roman expert Richard Beleson in America and celebrated Sunday Times' bestseller authors Ben Kane, Simon Scarrow and Anthony Riches along with aficionados Adrian Tyte, Steven Cockings and David Pickering who really pulled all the stops out to make sure the Big Fort Build fundraising campaign was a fantastic success. Between them they raised thousands of pounds through direct donations and auctioning off rare books and Roman artefacts. Thank you guys for all your hard work and belief in the project. You are up there in the pantheon of park supporters!