Gelligaer Roman Fort Guidebook

Client > Can Do Team & Gelligaer Community Council

The Guidebook was part of a range of materials we created to promote knowledge and interest in the Roman Fort at Gelligaer. We created a fresh bright design to keep its appeal widespread.

This was a collaborative project working with local residents, Gelligaer Historical Society, Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, Caerphilly CBC Youth Service, St Catwg’s Church, the Communities First partnership and the land owner of the Roman Fort. The project will help local community groups investigate, learn about and gain access to Gelligaer Roman Fort.

We supplied > Design; Image Editing; Artwork; Printing

Additional work commissioned > Branding, Logo, Trail Leaflet, Banners, Information Panels; Advertising, Invitations; Education/School Packs

Background information > A community’s history is often taken for granted – and that was the case in Gelligaer. Most of the residents knew that there was a fort – but very few knew where or the role that it had played in the Roman occupation of Wales. Cadw love the fact that the fort is contained within a farmer’s field, where it is preserved and maintained.

The Gelligaer & Pen-y-Bryn Partnership together with Gelligaer Community Council and The Gelligaer Historical Society worked together to define a plan to increase the profile of the fort for residents and visitors. After defining their vision, funding was secured from Heritage Lottery Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The community has worked with the landowner and the community to develop a range of resources for everybody – a process which took around 5 years.

View a full copy of the Guidebook here VISIT WEBSITE