Fun and games for Roman invasion

The Romans in Burgh le Marsh at the weekend. Photo by Eileen Chantry.
The Romans in Burgh le Marsh at the weekend. Photo by Eileen Chantry.

BURGH le Marsh was invaded by Romans at the weekend when historical re-enactors set up camp in the paddock behind the windmill as part of the Festival weekend.

There were demonstrations of everyday life with traditional food of the period, a demonstration of a pagan burial and a march up to Tinkers Green where there were demonstrations of four centuries of uniforms and artillery, which included a ballister used for hurling stones, or in this case grapefruit and oranges.

There was also a children’s Roman costume competition..

The event was held in conjunction with Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes and Heritage Lincolnshire.

Other events taking place included an art exhibition and refreshments at the Baptist church and a flower festival at the Methodist church which had Celebrations as its theme.

Included in the displays were the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics complete with mini-torch and medals, Wimbledon and a host of other events including Gladys Waite’s 100th birthday, which she celebrated earlier this year.

Teas, coffees and salad lunches were also on sale.

The parish church was also open and there were craft and charity stalls and refreshments in the Village Hall and the windmill, Heritage Centre and tea room were also open.