Romans arrive in Alston for educational festival

The Romans arrived in Alston today (Saturday 30th August) for an educational festival.

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Romans arrive in Alston for educational festival

The initiative aimed to educate people about what life was like in Roman Britain in the year 201 AD. Credit: ITV News Border
The displays included battle reenactments, period cookery demonstrations and a military hospital. Credit: ITV News Border

The Romans arrived in Alston today (Saturday 30th August) for an educational festival.

The initiative, which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aimed to educate people about what life was like in Roman Britain in the year 201 AD.

The displays included battle reenactments, period cookery demonstrations and a military hospital.

Gladiators march into Alston

Gladiators will visit Alston as part of a Roman life re-enactment Credit: PA

Alston is being transformed back to 200 AD to teach people about Roman life.

People can watch period cookery demonstrations, battle re-enactments and get a glimpse of battlefield war wounds in a Roman hospital.

Pottery workshops and craft stalls will also be held in St Augustine's Church.

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