David Breeze

The Chainsaw Massacre

The cutting down of the Sycamore Gap tree on Hadrian’s Wall in September 2023 caused widespread shock in Britain and beyond, and for many was felt as a personal loss. The tree had become the iconic view of Hadrian’s Wall. In a positive response to this sad event, Professor David Breeze invited 80 friends and colleagues to nominate their favourite view of the Wall- a testimony to the affection many hold for this evocative Roman frontier.


  • Hadrian’s Wall in our Time (Archaeopress Publishing)
  • View Book
  • Friday, 7th June
  • 2:00pm
  • Main House
  • £13.00


  • Festival Pass available for this event and others @ £160.00
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