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History Alive!! - Wrexham’s living history festival
The Romans are promising to be the stars of Wrexham’s only living history festival History Alive!! which takes place on Sunday 1st August at Bersham Ironworks.
Roman Tours, one of the UK’s top historical re-enactment companies, will be bringing the military prowess of the Roman legionaries back to North Wales 1600 years after they left this island.
Roman Tours, the brainchild of local historian and professional re-enactor, Paul Harston, will be staging a series of entertaining yet educational displays for visitors including metal working, a full military camp, coin making, apothecary and more.
There will be two training sessions for children who wish to learn the skills of a Roman legionary. Places will be awarded on a first come first served basis on the day. Stragglers and late comers could be put to the sword as volunteer Ancient Britons!!
History Alive!! is a great day out for adults and children with plenty to see and do including: veteran and vintage vehicles, classic cars and motorbikes, rural and mechanical bygones, birds of prey, family entertainers, living history displays, craft stalls, and food and refreshment stands.
Bersham Ironworks and the Clywedog Valley is a great spot for a relaxing afternoon out in the fresh air. The ironworks is just two miles west of Wrexham. Just follow AA signs marked Living History Festival from the A525 (Wrexham-Coedpoeth Road) and the B6506 (Wrexham- Ruabon Road)
History Alive!! - Sunday 1st August 12 noon till 4.00pm.
Free parking on site. Admission: Adults: £2, Concessions (students, jobseekers, seniors): £1.50 and Children aged 16 and under 50p.