Romans are coming to Chedworth Roman Villa

The Romans are coming to Chedworth (c) Roman Military Research Society

Chedworth Roman Villa is hosting a week-long re-enactment event with the Roman Military Research Society re-creating Roman military and civilian life.

The Roman Military Research Society study, investigate and perform practical experiments to re-create, as accurately as possible, Roman military and civil life.  They demonstrate the skills of the Roman Army and Romano-British people, including infantry, artillery, archery and everyday customs.

A taste of Roman cooking at Chedworth (c) Roman Military Research Society

A taste of Roman cooking at Chedworth (c) Roman Military Research Society

Displays consequently cover many aspects of Roman life from religion and medicine to food, engineering and warfare.  All armour, clothing, weapons and artillery have been made within the Society after extensive research and are as authentic as we can make them.  Drill commands, songs and invocations are in Latin, as are the names of legionaries and civilians, helping to give a real flavour of the past.

The Romans are coming to Chedworth (c) Roman Military Research Society

The Romans are coming to Chedworth (c) Roman Military Research Society

‘We aim to host events that entertain as well as accurately depict the Romano-British history’, says Sigute Barniskyte-Kidd, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Chedworth Roman Villa.  ‘This is the first time that Roman Military Research Society will appear at Chedworth Roman Villa.  The displays that they have planned promise a really fun and inspiring living history week.’

Your turn... Traditional Roman games at Chedworth (c) Roman Military Research Society

Your turn… Traditional Roman games at Chedworth (c) Roman Military Research Society

The re-enactment event ‘The Romans are coming!’ will take place between Saturday 30 July and Friday 5 August at Chedworth Roman Villa.  The weekend is planned to hold mainly roman military displays and the week days will depict Romano-British civilian life.

More information is available at

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa

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