Retford: Discover all about the Romans at special library event

Sam Glasswell, archaeologist and curator of Bassetlaw Museum
Sam Glasswell, archaeologist and curator of Bassetlaw Museum

Discover all about the Romans and their eating habits at a special event in Retford next month.

Did the Romans really eat dormice? What about sausages? Were Roman banquets really adult only affairs?

For answers to these questions and more, pop along to Retford Library on Thursday 11th July.

Sam Glasswell, archaeologist and curator of Bassetlaw Museum will be giving a talk on the Romans and these facts will make up part this special event.

Previous talks at Retford Library have been extremely popular so anyone wanting to attend is urged to book a place.

Earlier this year there was a chance to learn more about the small hamlet of Littleborough which belies its grander Roman past when it was the eminent town of Segelocum.

Emily and her colleague Lorraine from Notts County Council’s archaeology team visited the library to share what they know of this town which once lay on an important crossing point of the River Trent.

The talk by Sam Glasswell will take place between 2pm and 3pm on 11th July.

Tickets are just 50p, which will include refreshments.

For more information and to book tickets call the library on 01777 708724 or email retford.library@nottscc.gov.uk.

Events are regularly put on at libraries around the county. To find out more about what is on offer visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/libraries.

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