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Trio Of Trips Back In Time At Cotswold Centres

A trio of trips back in time are on offer around the Cotswolds in October when the Corinium Museum hosts hands-on history sessions at Stow, Fairford and Moreton.

The first fun-filled event, all run by museum Outreach Officer Helen Arbon, takes place at Stow on the Wold, when the library throws open its doors for a 'Make do and Mend' drop-in session on Tuesday October 23rd.

The event, from 10.30am-12.30pm, is all about life in the 1940's and young and old alike can come along to dress in the era's clothes, write with 'dip' pens of the day and fill in identity cards.

This session is run on a first-come, first-serve basis, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone interested in this event should contact the library on 01451 830352.

Learning about the life of Roman soldier is being run at Fairford library on Wednesday October 24th, where children can discover what day to day life was like for soldiers in this ancient but well-organised army. Roman helmets can be made and taken home, and booking is essential for this popular session. Please contact Fairford Library on 01285 712599 for more details or to book a place. The event is being held from 2.30pm-4pm and tickets cost 4, or 2 for season ticket holders.

Finally, Splendid Saxons explores the Dark Ages way of life at Moreton Area Centre on Thursday October 24th. At this session, which lasts from 2.30pm-4pm, youngsters can learn fascinating facts about the Anglo-Saxons and make a fridge magnet of a Saxon warrior or a princess to take home.

Again, booking is essential and tickets will cost between 4, unless you are a season ticket holder. Please contact Moreton Area Centre on 01608 650881 to book a place.

For further information, please contact Helen Arbon at Corinium Museum on 01285 655611.

Posted : 25/09/2007 18:38:36

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