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Historical talk, Sat 30 Mar 2019


Rex Gibson


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A one-day conference on 30th March will showcase the wealth of Roman archaeology in the Nene Valley. Six eminent speakers will address aspects of Your Roman Past.
The Conference is aimed at both those who live in the local area - and anyone with an interest in how 400 years of Roman occupation changed Peterborough’s landscape.

The conference is taking place on the site of one of the largest Roman buildings in Britain -
the so called Castor Praetorium. Castor is just a mile from the Roman town of Durobrivae -
which was located alongside the Ermine Street bridge over the River Nene and is the site of one of the earliest finds of Christian silver. Castor is close to Normangate Field which was an industrial suburb of Durobrivae, central to the Roman Nene Valley pottery and iron

The Conference is being organised by the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust which for over
50 years has been bringing together professional and amateur archaeologists in the
Peterborough area. The Trust chairman, Geoff Dannell, says the Conference comes at an
exciting time: “We are working with Historic England, The Nene Park Trust, Universities, local authorities and amateur archaeology groups to initiate a major new programme of investigations in andaround the Roman town of Durobrivae (near Water Newton).

If you wish to attend the conference it is essential to book. Full details are on the Nene
Valley Archaeological Trust website.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 Mar 2019 09:00 to 17:00


Booking required.


See location of Castor on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 194983  Lat: 52.56982 Long: -0.23886

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