Posted: Sun 3rd May 2015

Roman Legionnaires March to Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Roman soldiers from some of Britain’s best Roman re-enactment groups have joined forces today in a march to Flintshire from Chester City Centre. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Many of the legionnaires are carrying heavy armour and marching packs weighing up to 50kg in a 10 mile sponsored march. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The soldiers set off from Chester at around 10am this morning, Sunday 3rd May on the march which is expected to take four hours. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The aim is to help raise funds to turn a 120 acre disused quarry at Fagl Lane in Hope into a unique first-century environment where visitors will be able to see, smell and experience the past. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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You can read more about the ‘Park in The Past’ project here: parkinthepast.co.uk ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

VIDEO: Setting off from Chester ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

video: facebook.com/parkinthepast ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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