Thursday, June 09, 2011

Malton's Roman Festival to return

Malton is to stage a repeat of last year’s successful Roman Festival.

One of the organisers, Paul Andrews, said the event, being organised by Malton and Norton Events Group on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, will see legions of Roman soldiers re-enacting scenes which would have been seen in Malton 1,600 years ago.

This year marks the 16th centenary of the Roman evacuation of the province, and enthusiasts re-enacting the 6th and 9th legions will be accompanied by a troop of fourth century soldiers and a squadron of Roman cavalry.

“It promises to be a good family show,” he said.

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