Eastbourne Ancestors Saxon Festival

I’ve got some big news!

The Heritage Lottery Funded Eastbourne Ancestors Project have booked Regia Anglorum, a living history re-enactment group to set up a Saxon village in Eastbourne! This group is well-known for their excellence in public interpretation and interaction.

The event is particularly relevant to the project as we are currently examining the human remains from two Anglo-Saxon cemeteries within Eastbourne (along with skeletons from other eras in the collection). Regia portrays this period to the public, putting  ‘flesh on the bones’ and giving us a glimpse as to how Eastbourne’s Saxon inhabitants may have lived.

The Eastbourne Ancestors Saxon Festival will take place over the May Day Bank Holiday (Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May 2013) in Gildredge Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Saturday 4th May 11:00am to 17:00pm

Sunday 5th May 10:00am to 17:00pm

Monday 6th May 10:00 to 17:00pm

The event is FREE thanks to our HLF funding for the project.

The Eastbourne Ancestors team will have a stall promoting the project, so come and see what we have been discovering. You may even want to sign up to become a Museum Service volunteer and get involved with our different activities.

We will also be celebrating our 1st Birthday.

We hope to see you there!

Eastbourne Ancestors

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