Random thoughts / Weird and Wonderful

Caecilius est in metro?

I feel I have to share my recent discovery (sadly made via the internet rather than in person) that Wallsend Metro Station in Newcastle has bilingual signage in English and Latin:


Image from Wikipedia

It also has pictures of “Romanised” local shops, of which the one of the Job Centre labelled “Forum Venalicium” – “slave market” – seems to be the most popular.


9 thoughts on “Caecilius est in metro?

  1. I first heard about this some time ago. It’d be neat to go and see it in person, although I’m not sure if I can justify taking a long train journey to Newcastle just to see some Latin metro signs…

      • Some day I’ll get around to wandering up there…and please do! Don’t forget the university motto on the Mill Lane gate…

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