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Romans and Celts return to Stonea Camp




Romans and Celts once again returned to a historic Fenland site during a popular open day.

Heritage, Culture and Community (HCC) Stoneacre organised the open day to share the rich history of Stonea Camp.

Plans are in the pipeline to learn more about the site, which is the lowest lying Iron Age hill fort, an Iceni feasting ground and a Roman town.

Stonea Open Day. (17275110)
Stonea Open Day. (17275110)

Around 300 people were welcomed to the site on Sunday (September 22).

Roman and Iron Age re-enactors put on a display along with teaching warrior skills to youngsters, who were also tried on armour.

FACT run a shuttle bus to the event, which also included guided tours, museums, storytellers and archaeologists.

Stonea Open Day..Hakon Hallcro 6 and Matt. (17275117)
Stonea Open Day..Hakon Hallcro 6 and Matt. (17275117)

One of the people behind the event is Amanda Carlin, who was delighted to see so many people at Stonea Camp.

She said: "It was a really enjoyable day and the feedback we have had has been positive.

"As an organisation HCC Stonea want to get the history of this site out there and people were really interested.

Stonea Open Day..Andrew Callaghan, Amanda Carlin and Alex Fisher. (17275107)
Stonea Open Day..Andrew Callaghan, Amanda Carlin and Alex Fisher. (17275107)

"We all want Stonea Camp to prosper for the importance it has in British history."

HCC Stonea has received a £5,000 grant from healthy Fenland to create a temporary heritage centre, which is hoped to pave the way permanent building.

The group also received funding to put on the open day.

Stonea Open Day..Connor Hills 8. (17275108)
Stonea Open Day..Connor Hills 8. (17275108)


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