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Roman legions to march in Preston

Posted on - 17th October, 2013 - 1:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Kid's stuff

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Love dressing up? Have you got a sword or helmet handy? Chester’s award-winning Roman Tours UK is putting on an event on 26 October that may be just for you.

Roman legionnaires are welcome to join and take part in a Living History in Preston.

The free event starts at 12pm at the Flag Market and the plan is to parade through the city to the Museum of Lancashire on Stanley Street.

Discover Roman weaponry or putting on armour and a marching pack. Have a look at the medical equipment used by the Roman Empire’s fighting force.

During the day, there will be Living History demonstrations at the museum including a reconstructed ballista and if the wet weather holds off, a drill outside.

This event is linked to the final week of the Sons of Mars exhibition of Roman illustrations by Graham Sumner at the Museum of Lancashire. Graham will also be present at the legionnaires’ event to talk about his artwork.

It’s half term and the Museum of Lancashire is putting on a series of events aimed at youngsters. To keep the children entrained over the holidays there will be arts, crafts and other lots of spooky including a ghost hunt and Witch Demdike’s spell-making class.

Museum of Lancashire
Stanley St, Preston PR1 4YP
Tel: 01772 534075

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