Lecture on Pompeii

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THE WEA’s autumn course starts on Wednesday, September 21.

Tutor Angela Rhys-Williams will be taking a course of 10 illustrated lectures that will transport people back in time to the first century AD.

In August 79AD, Vesuvius erupted in the Bay of Naples and entirely buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Excavations started in the 18th century and slowly revealed the preserved ruins of Ancient Roman life.

Beautiful houses, public baths and brothels, narrow rutted streets, bars and bakeries – all the teeming life of a commercial city cut short on that fateful day.

The course will run on Wednesdays, from 10.30am to noon at the St John Ambulance Hall, William Road, Wisbech.