Who lived within the town walls?
Most of the several thousand townspeople of Caistor were not toga-wearing Romans. They were mainly the descendants of the local Celtic tribe, the Iceni. They accepted Roman ways, so that over the 350 years of Roman rule, Celtic and Roman cultures blended together.
The status of those living in the town ranged from the wealthy high-ranking members of the ruling local council, to the slave workers they owned. Free men and women also lived and worked in the town. If you look over the rails in front of you, you can see the actual footprints of one of Caistor's occupants. Preserved in the mortar on the top of the wall, are the impressions left by the studs of the hobnail boots worn by a Roman labourer, who worked on the wall 1700 years ago.