Learning Volunteer at Wallington - Part 5 - Time Warp
Every time I set off to Wallington Hall I step into a Tardis and arrive at some other time in history! This week it was Roman times, last week Medieval with knights in shining armour and previous weeks Pre-War times, when decorating the doll's house.
Today I've been volunteering in the yurt again, this time children could make Roman-style mosaics. In the main courtyard families could help re build a mini Roman Wall or go on a Latin Trail around the grounds. Plus, Romans were camping out in tents - showing visiting families their weapons, medical instruments, cooking utensils and pots.
The Romans are all from the re-enactment society called Comitatus - see link below. Tomorrow and Monday you will be able to watch the Roman soldiers being put through their paces, complete with Latin drill, missile competitions and combat sparring and marvel at the Cavalry squadron as they display their power and skill on horseback! You can also stroll through the camp to discover all about life in Roman times.
For more information about other events at Wallington, and other National Trust properties, then click the first NT link below. If you would like to give some of your free time and help, then go to the second NT website.
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