Gallery: Hundreds turn out for Roman day
VILLAGERS flooded into a popular historical site to watch re-enactments of authentic Roman life. Almost 1,500 people took to the Roman Baths in Welwyn, as part of the village s annual festival. A mock battle was recreated along with demonstrations of auth
VILLAGERS flooded into a popular historical site to watch re-enactments of authentic Roman life.
Almost 1,500 people took to the Roman Baths in Welwyn, as part of the village's annual festival.
A mock battle was recreated along with demonstrations of authentic dance, crafts and the professions of the Romans.
The day made a profit of over �2,000 which will go towards a huge re-enactment in 2010 set to mark 1,600 years since the Romans left the country.
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John Beckerson, manager of Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service, described the whole event as a "tremendous success".
"There was so much going on from pottery to dancing girls," he said.
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"People seemed to really enjoy watching things and getting a look at what life was like back then.
"To have raised extra money will make the 2010 Roman day extra special.