Our ‘Archaeology for All’ event at Swansea Museum suffered, as other events did, from the wet summer weather. Though those brave enough to venture out in Saturdays soggy conditions were treated to a cornucopia of historical and archaeological activities and stalls.
The museums teaching room was a wash (excuse the pun) with historical societies and interest groups informing the public about local history with their usual breadth of knowledge and gusto. While outside various groups of medieval re-enactors showed the public how we lived during past times.
Highlights of the day included the woad face painting, which went down a storm, but how long the paint remained on your face after stepping
outside of the tent and into the waiting deluge was up for discussion! The Roman cookery demonstration, by our own Dr Edith Evans (Happy Birthday Edith), is always a crowd puller. However, Edith was finding it difficult to keep the home fires burning as a small pool of water gradually built up within the hearth and threatened to drown the proceedings.
All in all a good day was had despite the weather and a big congratulations goes out to our Community Archaeology Training Placement Sam Pamment who did such a great job organising the event.