Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Roman soldiers battle the rain to conquer Hull's streets

ROMANS came back to life as parents and children flocked to the city this weekend for the launch of National Family Week.

Despite the rain, Hull city centre was packed out with families, who enjoyed a range of activities and events in Queen Victoria Square, the library, the Museum Quarter, Ferens Art Gallery and King Edward Street on Saturday.

In the Museum Quarter, young Roman soldiers were taught the lessons of battle by Maximus the gladiator. Deny Greening, of west Hull, took her grandchildren Aidan Staves, 8, and his younger brother Kieran along.

She said: "Aidan loves the Horrible History series on television and is really into the gore, like a typical boy. So this was the ideal place to bring them. I was looking after them for the day – so this has certainly kept them occupied."

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