Local heritage and archaeological groups are joining forces on Saturday, 14th March to bring a free and exciting fun family day to Hadfield’s St. Andrew’s Church from 10am to 4pm.
The theme is ‘Romans, Reservoirs & Railways’ and will cover everything you want to know about the Romans at Melandra Roman Fort to the building of the world’ first purpose built water storage facility and the construction of the Woodhead Tunnel and railways of the valley, so come along and meet the experts.
There will be displays, films and lots of fun children’s activities to develop their archaeological skills or try out train driving on the model railway.
A ‘Roman Army’ will begin to invade during the day as the children’s coloured in Roman soldiers will be suspended around the hall – a reminder of the 500 Roman soldiers once stationed at Melandra.
Hot bacon muffins will be served until lunchtime and refreshments will be available all day at this one off opportunity to catch up with your unique and important local heritage.
The organisers of this event are the Hadfield, Padfield & Tintwistle Heritage Group and Glossopdale & Longdendale Archaeological Society (GLAS).
Participants will include Friends of Hadfield Station, Glossop Heritage Trust, Glossop & District Model Railway Club where visitors can try out their driving skills, and the Woodhead Tunnel informationwill be presented by Val and Alan Rowell.