Aldborough celebrating its Roman heritage

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The village of Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, will be exploring its ancient past when it holds a Roman Day.

The event celebrating the village’s heritage as the site of the Roman town Isurium Brigantum takes place on Saturday, September 1, from 10am - 4pm and will feature guided tours of the Aldborough Roman Site museum and village as well as lots of children’s activities including a treasure hunt, dressing up and Roman games.

Among the attractions are the village goldsmith, Vin Bootle, who will display his Celtic gold and silver jewellery in St Andrew’s Church, re-enactors who are going to involve the children in Roman games and talk about their costumes, Roman food at the Ship Inn, and display stands by several Roman interest and historical groups.

There is also the chance to get your own archaeological finds professionally identified in an event being run by the Hand on the Past junior archaeology group.

Later in the day, at 7pm, Professor Martin Milner of Cambridge University and Rose Ferraby will be at St Andrew’s Church presenting the results of their latest archaeological findings in the area.

l For more information visit the website friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk or telephone 01423 325808.