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When In Rome

If you ever wondered what the Roman ever did for us, pop along to Hornton Pavilion at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 14th and you’ll find out.

That is when Civil and Structural Engineer, Andrew Baxter, will give a fascinating talk about his research into the Pont du Gard, an amazing three-storey aqueduct built by the Roman 2000 years ago to supply water to the city of Nimes in France. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage site in France.

Andrew is a really engaging speaker so his talk, hosted by Hornton History Group, is not to be missed. The £5 entry fee will include a glass of wine.

And the Group is inviting all Hornton residents to join them on a day long visit to the Battle of Bosworth site and Museum in Leicester.

The trip, on Saturday, June 18th, will feature a conducted tour, the opportunity to travel on a steam train through the battleground and then a visit to the King Richard Centre in Leicester, the grave of King Richard in the Cathedral. A very packed day will also include a visit to the nearby sites of Roman Leicester.

Costs are still to be worked out but travel will be from Hornton by coach. If you wish to reserve places, then please contact Bob Langton as soon as possible on 670359 or at bobslangton@gmail.com.