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Trowels at Dawn

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Trowels at Dawn: protecting the past in post-war London.

Peter Marsden and Max Hebditch discuss excavation work in post war London including the discovery of the Billingsgate Roman House.

Tickets: £8 (£6 concession; £5 students) plus booking fee.

Book online at: cityoflondon.gov.uk/londinium 

or call: 020 7638 8891

Knight School

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A Serjeant-at-Arms from the Tower of London visits Ewell to tell you how you become a Knight. Sent away from home at the age of 7 to the castle of a wealthy Lord, you will begin your training as a Page learning combat skills and horsemanship until you are 14. Between then and 21 you become a squire, capable of engaging in battle and if you fight bravely you may be made a Knight.

Our visitor will bring weapons for you to master and teach you how to defend and attack a castle.

Strange tales and dodgy Derbys

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Look beneath Epsom’s respectable surface whilst you stroll around its ancient town centre. Discover dark deeds, wrong doings and ghosts who won’t rest in peace. Hear tales of Epsom’s own highwayman and the life of the evil Lord Rochester, together with the wicked Lord Lyttleton. Relive the time when Epsom’s spa was the height of fashion but the behaviour of some visitors was not as elevated as their pedigree such as Lord Baltimore.

Make a Mayan dream catcher

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The Mayans believed that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. It became impossible for The Gods to protect all the children from bad dreams that creep into their minds at night. Mothers and grandmothers wanted to save their children from worry and fear, so they began to weave magical webs, later known as Dream Catchers, which would filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter their heads. The purpose of these Dream Catchers was to catch bad dreams in the net that would disappear at daylight.

Meet a Roman Soldier

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The Legions of Rome march into Ewell - enforcing the rule of the Empire. Discover what it was like to be a Roman soldier, having to serve for 25 years before receiving your generous pension - if you survived! Learn about the weapons and tactics that made the Legions so effective and so feared.

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