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CPAT and the Festival of British Archaeology

A satisfied customer sporting her helmet, brooch and shield!, photo 2907-019 © CPAT

In recent years, an increased interest in archaeology and history has seen the growth in one of the most popular events of the year. Organised by the CBA, what started out as National Archaology Day initially grew to become National Archaeology Week, and this year became the Festival of British Archaeology - two weeks of events throughout England and Wales aimed at all ages. CPAT has been involved for several years, and this year for the first time, we spent a whole weekend at Loggerheads Country Park in Denbighshire with the Denbighshire Countryside Service.

With the presence of the ever-impressive Cwmwd Ial early-medieval reenactment group, we decided to focus our craft activities on this period of history. On offer were 'Celtic' shields, brooches and helmets to decorate and wear. All of the activities were incredibly popular, with several children making one of everything!

Here is a full account of the weekend, with lots of pictures.

To find out more about past events, click here.

Abi McCullough, July 2009



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