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A great 2017 festival

Roman cavalry and infantry guarding the eastern gateway.
Roman cavalry and infantry guarding the eastern gateway.

Lunt Roman Festival 2017 was a great success


 


"Fantastic time here, especially the clay making. We really enjoyed ourselves."
"A real experience, joy to visit. Will hopefully come again."
"I wish they’d taught history this way when I was a lad! Great stuff."
"What did the Roman’s do for us? Very interesting day."

The Lunt Festival 2017 was full of activity over the course of the two days with re-enactors, living history, genuine archaeological finds and hands-on craft activities. Whether visitors wanted to watch battle drills, sample life in a fort or buy replica goods, there was plenty to do!

Highlights across the weekend included the Britannia group demonstrating archery, shields, drill and plumbata and Dumnonika talking about all things Iron Age. Local archaeology society CADAS presented the opportunity to handle real local Roman finds and The Vicus brought lots of different types of armour and equipment for visitors to examine. 

 Children joined in battle drills, made clay pots and had a go at weaving and archery. There were birds of prey and and - for the first time since the Romans left the Lunt Fort in 80 AD - there were three Roman horses and their riders as well as infantry in the unique Gyrus. 

Visitor feedback:

"Fantastic time here, especially the clay making. We really enjoyed ourselves."

"A real experience, joy to visit. Will hopefully come again."

"I wish they’d taught history this way when I was a lad! Great stuff."

"What did the Roman’s do for us? Very interesting day."