Golden age of Northumbria comes to life at Segedunum

Re-enactors will bring history to life at Segedunum this weekend.

Re-enactors will bring history to life at Segedunum this weekend.

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History will come to life at Wallsend’s Segedunum this weekend with a fun-filled family fun day.

Visitors will be able to discover life in Anglo-Saxon times as re-enactors bring the history to life on Saturday between 11am and 4pm, re-living the period after the Romans had abandoned Britain.

Geoff Woodward, manager of North Tyneside Museums at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, said: “The Golden Age of Northumbria event promises to be one very exciting day and offer all those who attend a great opportunity to witness what life was like back in this era when Northumbria was at its most powerful.

“We are delighted to be staging this event at Segedunum, helping to celebrate the Lindisfarne Gospels return to the north east.”

Lots of activities are planned, including pottery making with master potter Graham Taylor. Graham will lead workshops which will give participants the opportunity to make their own piece to take home.

There will also be special tours covering the chaotic history of Britain after the Romans.

A programme of family events will take place at Segedunum Roman Fort over the summer. Visit www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk for more details.