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.
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Discover life in World War 2 in the field of combat and on the Home Front.
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.
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.
There will be beautiful floral displays and a mystic garden from Ashtead Garden Nurseries along with the Mayday Flower Club, and shows by local countryside groups including the Beekeepers!
The streets of Victorian Britain were crowded by poor and desperate people. Some broke the law just to survive, other became victims – even though over 200 crimes carried the death penalty. You could be hanged for anything from murder to pickpocketing and being out at night with a blackened face. Despite these harsh penalties, the criminal elements of society were still determined to make their living by ill-gotten gains.
A flint drawing dayschool will be led by Jane Russell.
Visit the interesting excavations at this Roman Villa site where evidence of settlement during the Iron Age has been found. Followed by a tour around Felday Hillfort which is not only an Iron Age enclosure but also the site of a WW1 POW camp. You will be guided by Emma Corke (SyAS) and Dr Judie English (SyAS). Contact the Events Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
A Site and Town tour of Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chichester Harbour. Guided by Rob Symmons (Curator of Fishbourne) and Lauren Tidbury (CITIZAN). Contact the Events Officer at: email@example.com for details.