Village Uncovered, Marton Community Heritage Project

Village Uncovered, Marton Community Heritage Project

A taste of Roman Britain in Marton

We held our Roman Living History Weekend on 21st and 22nd August in Marton at the Primary School and the Village Hall.  There were demonstrations of Roman pottery making, cookery, daily life, and death – there was even a Roman funeral. 

Learning about Roman burial

Learning about how the Romans buried their dead

Talking about Roman pottery

Talking Roman pottery

Demonstration of Roman cooking

Learning about Roman cooking

Roman food

Taste of Roman food

 

Roman soldiers were patrolling the village, and there was a gladiator demonstrating weapons whichwould have been used in the arena. 

Roman soldier

A new recruit being fitted with a uniform

Roman gladiator

Fiercesome Roman gladiator

There were lots of archaeological finds which came from the Roman roadside settlement in Marton on display for people to look at and handle, including brooches, tweezers, pottery, coins and many others, with experts on hand to help explain what the finds are.  The County’s Historic Environment Record staff were there to help us understand how Roman Marton fitted in Roman Lincolnshire and beyond.

Archaeological finds from Marton

Finds from the Roman settlement in Marton

There was even a chance to have a go at some digging.

Digging in the Village Hall

Archaeological discoveries in the Village Hall

It was a great couple of days, and weather held out (mostly), and everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the days.

Roman dress

Dressing up as a Roman

 
 

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