An Aberystwyth celebration, 23rd February 2018

Terminalia was the last day of the year in the Roman calendar; our system has this as February 23rd.

It was the custom to walks the walls of a settlement on this day, and visit its terminii: this custom is re-enacted, often by psychogeographers, in many places today.

Terminalia was celebrated in Aberystwyth in 2017 by a select group, and will be again in 2018. While the walls are no longer visible, their route is easy to trace. The town map is very clear to this day, and various historical sources confirm the course as:

Castle Point, South to Tan Y Cae, Along to Heol Y Bont, Dan Dre, Chalybeate Street, Baker Street, Alfred Place, Crynfryn Row, Marine Terrace, King Street, Y Ro Fawr, Castle Point
There were gates at Heol Y Bont, Great Darkgate Street, Eastgate and Pier Street, which will be noted as part of the tour.
(Map: Archaeology Data Service.)


1pm, Castle Point.
The tour takes less than 30 minutes.
This year we will travel clockwise, in opposition to last year.
Some words of wisdom are available, that enthusiasts might read in advance

Roger home