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Romans are in town at Bignor Villa

Roman centurion on duty at Bignor Roman Villa ENGSUS00120130706130808

Roman centurion on duty at Bignor Roman Villa ENGSUS00120130706130808

THE Romans will be coming to life at Bignor Roman Villa next week, with re-enactments from the Raven-Tor Living History Group.

Raven-Tor’s displays will include Roman falconry with beautiful hawks in action, weapons and armour demonstrations, Roman gardens filled with plants, herbs and their uses and the life of a Roman lady including cosmetics and toiletries.

Families can also meet the Auger – teller of fortunes and the future – and have a go at weaving, spinning and dyeing.

While at Bignor, guests can walk among the world-class Roman remains and see the exquisite mosaic floors.

The villa was a rich working farm in Roman Britain and the land is still farmed today by the Tupper family, descendants of George Tupper who discovered the site while ploughing in 1811.

The tearoom will be serving cakes, cream teas and ice cream.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, open at 10am, last entry 4pm. Kids go free (maximum of two children per one full paying adult), adults £6, students and 60+ £4.50. Ample free parking. For details go to www.bignorromanvilla.co.uk

 

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