WE STRIVE TO MAKE THE WIGSTONS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND SHOP
OADBY AND WIGSTON FIELDWALKERS GROUP
HALLATON FIELDWALKERS GROUP
GREATER WIGSTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WIGSTON CIVIC SOCIETY
DAY TRIP TO CASTOR AND DUROBRIVAE
MONDAY 7 AUGUST 2017
£35: cheques payable to Greater Wigston Historical Society
with booking AND dietary needs
Please email Colin Towell on email@example.com or phone 07813 782899 to book(full payment required) and to arrange payment.
Booking deadline is 1 July 2017.
( any spare spaces will then be offered to Leicestershire Fieldworkers)
PRICE INCLUDES COACH TRAVEL, COFFEE ON ARRIVAL, TWO COURSE LUNCH
at the Cedars Centre
ILLUSTRATED GUIDE AND CONDUCTED TOUR
THE COACH WILL LEAVE PADDOCK STREET WIGSTON LE18 2AN AT 9.30AM
(note, car park charge is £3 for all day parking on Paddock Street car park)
Pick up at Hallaton Church at 10.00am
and return from Castor at 5pm at the latest.
Castor is just off the A47 on the Leicester side of Peterborough
This part of the Nene Valley has important Roman remains, notably the town of Durobrivae where the Ermine Street crossed the river Welland and the complex of temple, baths and villas which were excavated near the church in 1822.
St Kyneburgha’s Church, with its glorious central tower, its unique dedication to the daughter of Mercia’s pagan king Peada and its consecration inscription of 1124 is the most complete Norman church in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Professor Steve Upex, an expert on the area, will guide us round the church and village and nearby roman site some of which is on private land not normally open to the public.Those intending to join the tour should note that there is no stonework at the Roman site, but field markings will be explained.
The order of the programme on the day may be varied according to weather conditions and other requirements.