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Roman world brought to life at Letocetum open day in Wall

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears – history will be brought to life at an open day in Lichfield.

The Friends of Letocetum are organising the event from 11am to 4pm on July 19.

Young visitors learning how to be a Roman soldier

Young visitors learning how to be a Roman soldier

Visitors will be able to explore what everyday life would have been like at the historic site in Wall during Roman times.

There will be a chance to experience the world of a Roman soldier and get creative with an artist. A Saxon encampment will also be set up with a storyteller and a range of stalls.

John Crowe, chair of the Friends group and Wall Parish Council said: “Last year we welcomed more than 1,200 visitors.

“The whole village comes together each year for our annual open day and we want people to come along and have fun, while learning more about the significance of this major Roman settlement, situated at the crossroads of two of the most important roads at the centre of Roman Britain.

“The Staffordshire Hoard was discovered just one mile to the west of the village, and other finds from the local area suggest that Christianity may have been established at Letocetum prior to St Chad’s arrival in Lichfield.

“The church of St John, built in 1837 and designed by William Moffatt and George Gilbert Scott, will be open to visitors, and refreshments will be available in the village hall. There will also be volunteers on hand in the museum to talk visitors through the fascinating collection of artefacts discovered at the site, so please do come and join us for what will be an enjoyable and informative day.”

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