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The Romans in West Dorset talk

March 9 @ 2:00 pm GMT

On Saturday 9 March from 2.00pm at Digby Memorial Hall Sherborne Museum presents The Jim Gibb Memorial Lecture ‘The Romans in West Dorset’ – what can we see today with Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist, DCC. In 1836 a tessellated pavement depicting Apollo and Marsyas was uncovered at Lenthay – it is now reset into the dairy floor at Sherborne Castle. It was the coming of the railway two decades later which drew further attention to other Romano-British farmsteads located along the Yeo valley suggesting an element of continuity for the lower part of Sherborne. Steve Wallis will focus, not on ‘underground’ archaeology but on what remains visible today and what this can tell us about the Roman army, what it was like to live in the area during the Roman period and how the influence of the Romans continued past the supposed end of the Empire in Britain. Tea and cake provided. Admission £5, Students £2.


March 9
2:00 pm
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Digby Memorial Hall