Hadchester

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Shire of Hadchester
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Information
Founded: 2007
Location: Coastal Maine

Intro.

Overview

Meaning: Hadchester was originally called Hadrian's Keep, referring to the Roman defensive fortification Hadrian's Wall (Latin: Vallum Aelium) and the forts strung along said wall, begun in AD 122 during the rule of Emperor Hadrian. It is known that gates through the wall served as customs posts between the Roman conquered southern England and the wild northlands. The revised name, Hadchester, means Hadrian's Town.

Established, incipient: 2007

Name and Device Registered: August 2011

Achieved full Shire status: November 1, 2014

Blazon: Per fess embattled purpure and Or, a decrescent and a laurel wreath counterchanged.

Annual Events

  • The Caristia - Spring, on or about the first Saturday in March.
  • Orchard War - Summer, traditionally during Pennsic in late July.

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