Meet the Romans

14 September 2019

at 11am to 4pm

St Neots Museum

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Find out about the Romans and everyday life in and around St Neots, Eynesbury and Eaton Socon. Meet the soldiers from the Longthorpe Ninth Legion, with camp followers and administrators. From weapons and shields to food, cooking, medicine and religion our visiting experts will reveal life 2,000 years ago in our area. The Ninth Legion took part in Emperor Claudius’s invasion of Britain in AD43 and were then based at Longthorpe, Peterborough in the early years of Roman rule. They helped the Roman empire maintain its grip on Britain although the Roman army suffered a serious defeat during Boudicca’s rebellion of AD61. The late Iron Age Kimbolton coin hoard will also be on display for the day. Entry for adults is £2 and children go free.