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IN PICTURES- Alcester goes back in time to Roman era

Ryan Smith 26th Jun, 2022

ROMAN Alcester Museum transported people back in time on June 11 as they celebrated the town’s history.

The free event showed different aspects of Roman life, including weaving, woodwork and leatherwork.

A real-life doctor explained medicine in the Roman era and how it was a lot more advanced than people realised.

Discussing footwaear. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2422003MMR3 copyright Bullivant Media

Visitors could learn about how the Romans ground their spices and there were different puzzles for families to get involved in.

Andrew Matheson demonstrates using a pestle and mortar. Picture by Marcus Mingins. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2422003MMR4 copyright Bullivant Media

The event had its very own Roman centurion and people could take plenty of pictures.

Visitors were also able to take a look around the museum and learn more about Roman life.

Nick Parker and Maximus employ some new recruits to the Roman Empire. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2422003MMR6 copyright Bullivant Media

Alcester was a well-established Romano British town and the day aimed to show how it would have functioned during that period.

The event was organised by volunteers at the Roman Alcester Heritage Trust, who received a grant from the West Midlands Museum Development organisation to run and publicise the day.

Heritage Trust chair Coun Susan Juned said: “It was a wonderful day, the pandemic stopped us from holding this for a long while so it was great to see everyone embracing it.

“The weather was amazing and I loved talking to everyone in attendance who thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

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