The Spelthorne Museum hosted a super Family Activity Day this weekend with a Roman theme.
On Saturday July 16 local folk were invited to attend a special free day of Roman inspired activities : including producing Roman armor, jewelry processing, production of mosaics and also the creation of slave tags.
There were also Roman games to play, including a chariot-racing inspired board game designed by local schoolchildren and some treasure trails.
There have been bridges over the Thames at Staines since Roman times.
The emperor Claudius invaded Britain in 43 AD and established a base a built bridges at “Ad Pontes” the same year.
The town became an important post during the Roman conquest and was mentioned in the 3rd century registry known as the Antonine Itinerary. This document was a kind of early ‘road map‘ of the Roman Britain.
The Roman-based Family Activity Day is one of several events run during the year by the dedicated volunteers at Spelthorne museum. The museum exhibits the history of Spelthorne from Ice Age to modern times.
Access to the museum is via Staines Library at Friends Walk, Elmsleigh Road. Staines