From pottery to dancing girls – at Welwyn

From the Welwyn and Hatfield Times

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.

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.

“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.

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