The weekend of archaeology and family activities held at the National Herb Centre was a great success – with further excavation continuing on the site throughout the festival fortnight.

The talks led by archaeologist David Freke and Roman coin expert David Hall were packed and tours of the excavation were well attended. Traditional and children’s crafts were very popular – a special thank you to all our volunteers including those from the Banbury Museum who helped make these go so well.

Anni Byard from the Portable Antiquities Scheme was kept busy with finds brought in from members of the public and children had great fun beating their parents at the Roman games of Nine Bridges and Rota.

Archeology Weekend July 2011