The Romans come to Fordingbridge Library

Salisbury Journal: Siblings Theo Hawkins, 7, and Athena Crumpton, 4, with Laura Bullivant as Musa, the mistress of the villa, and John Smith, as a Roman soldier. Siblings Theo Hawkins, 7, and Athena Crumpton, 4, with Laura Bullivant as Musa, the mistress of the villa, and John Smith, as a Roman soldier.

FORDINGBRIDGE Library opened its doors during half term to the Romans of Rockbourne Villa.

About 250 people turned up for a fun-filled two hours, where children of all ages popped in to dress up like Romans, make Roman food, learn about artefacts found at the villa and meet Musa the Mistress of the Villa and a Roman soldier.

Laura Bullivant from St Barbes Museum organised the day, and played Musa.

Assistant library manager Kay Radigan said: “The number of people who came was fantastic and shows that we have a lot of local support in our community.” Rockbourne Roman Villa opens its door to the public at Easter.

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