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National Archaeology Week 2008

CPAT at Loggerheads Country Park, 12th July 2008

Samhain founder Mike Roberts dressed as Owain Glyndwr: © YAC

National Archaeology Week started with a clash of swords in Loggerheads Country Park near Mold, on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of July. Organised by Denbighshire County Council, this was the start of a busy week with various activities for children and adults. CPAT were there on the Saturday making medieval shields and Saxon and Roman brooches. A wet and windy morning gave way to a sunny afternoon and didn't put off over a hundred people from joining in the fun.

Loggerheads 2008: © YAC

Jeff Spencer, Abi McCullough and Sophie Watson from CPAT were on hand to help people, especially as some were very keen to make 'authentic' shields. We had a list of the meanings of some common heraldic symbols; popular choices were lions, symbolising bravery, and flowers, symbolising peace and joy. The CPAT staff members also made shields of their own - all in the name of education! On both days, the medieval re-enactment group Samhain were also present, with demonstrations of many aspects of medieval life.

To find out more about National Archaeology Week with CPAT follow this link

Abi McCullough & Sophie Watson, July 2008



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