AND VERULAMIUM, ST ALBANS
Saturday, 16th April 2016
The first field trip of 2016 will be to Verulamium, the Roman predecessor of St Albans. Verulamium owed its development as a very prosperous town, in fact the third largest in Roman Britain, to its location as a suitable crossing place by the River Ver. As the later medieval settlement did not overlie the previous Roman town, many spectacular finds and features, from some 400 years of occupation, have come to light in the past. Some discoveries have been associated with great archaeologists like Professor Sheppard Frere and Sir Mortimer Wheeler.
Robin Densem will be our guide and he will begin the day by the Oppidum at Wheathampstead.
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