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People around the world are being encouraged to 'adopt a stone' in Hadrian's Wall to help secure the site for future generations.

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Public asked to help save Hadrian's Wall

It attracts thousands of visitors a year, it's a World Heritage Site, but it's at risk.

Hadrian's Wall was built by the Romans 1,900 years ago.

Over the years, though, wind, weather and farm animals have taken their toll on the stones, and parts of the wall are badly in need of repair.

Now, the Trust which runs it has come up with a novel way of paying for the work.

Hannah McNulty reports.

Adopt a stone at Hadrian's Wall

Parts of Hadrian's Wall in need of major renovation work Credit: ITV News

Members of the public are being encourage to 'adopt a stone' as part of a new Hadrian's Wall fundraising campaign.

As a result of funding cuts the Hadrian's Wall Trust are calling on anyone who visits the wall to get behind the scheme to help fund essential restoration work.

Anyone who takes part in the scheme will be able to adopt a stone in an online, virtual Hadrian's Wall, getting their name, picture and a message inscribed on it.

There is also the opportunity for people to adopt their very own Roman soldier to help protect their stone.

For more information visit the Adopt a Stone website.


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