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The Roman Army in Devon, Finds, Fact & Fiction (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 17 October 2018 at 2:30 pm

£1 – £3

The talk, by John Smith*, is delivered as a “Living History” presentation using nearly two sets of Roman Soldier’s equipment, largely copied from artefacts found in Southern England. The talk explains why the Roman Army came to Devon, where it built its known fortresses and forts, and the life of a Roman soldier and his equipment is explained from helmet down to boots. The “Hollywood” myths fiction element about the Roman Army is dispelled. There are several Roman military sites in East Devon.

Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

* John’s main study area is the Roman Army. He has worked in the heritage sector for some time, including significantly at Rockbourne Roman Villa, near Fordingbridge, Hants.  1997 to 2006 and becoming curator at Bignor Roman Villa in Sussex,  2007 to 2009. He later worked with English Heritage and currently works with museums and gives talks.


Wed. 17 October 2018
2:30 pm
£1 – £3
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Brian Denham
01297 551529


The Pavilion
Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, Devon EX24 5PU