The Romans are coming to Desborough

Desborough's award-winning heritage centre is launching its Romans in Rushton exhibition on Saturday, August 1
Desborough's award-winning heritage centre is launching its Romans in Rushton exhibition on Saturday, August 1
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Desborough’s award-winning heritage centre is launching its Romans in Rushton exhibition on Saturday, August 1.

The launch will take place at its coffee morning which begins at 10am.

The exhibition will be opened by David Palmer of Rushton.

Twenty years ago archaeologists from the Ise Archaeological Research Society unearthed a Roman bath house and subsequently found an early Christian lead font.

There is a collection of coins which hints at how unstable the Roman Empire was with its very rapid turnover of emperors.

Visitors to the heritage centre can learn about this excavation and can view some of the objects which have been found on the site.

They should be able to gain an understanding of what it must have been like living in a small Roman settlement in Rushton.

Entry to the centre is free and visitors are welcome during its normal opening hours, which are Monday to Thursday 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm; Friday 9am to midday and 2pm to 4pm; and Saturday 9am to 12.30pm; closed Sundays.

For more details call Belinda Humfrey on 01536 763916 or Richard Turner on 01536 761088.