A SITE where historical remains lie in Mancetter is to be the home of a community hub.
The new service running from the Mancetter Memorial Hall, which is built on ancient roman remains, is launching on the same day as a Roman themed day aimed at exploring the village’s history.
Two events are taking place in Mancetter, to bring the community together, on Saturday 11th July to launch the new Hub and raise money for the church bell tower.
“Here Come The Romans” and a family fun day are being held at St Peter’s Church and the memorial hall from 11am to 4pm.
The aim is to get everyone together, raise funds for the church and showcase the new Hub which offers free computer use to local people.
Guests can start the day at 11am at St Peter’s Church. Event Coordinator Mandy Coult says: “We are looking forward to having John Waite with us who re-enacts life as a roman soldier and Guarderobe will be in their tent demonstrating crafts from roman times such as shoe making and bone work.
“There will also be artefacts discovered in the Mancetter area, and displays loaned by Warwick Museum. Children will be able to go on an archaeological dig as well as be able to make a shield.”
Mancetter was known as Maduessedum in Roman times and Watling Street, now the A5 trunk road, was built by the Romans. The Roman Fort that was built in the area is now occupied by the Church, Manor House and Memorial Hall.
Mandy added: “We are delighted to have Lesley Smith who will be attending as Queen Boudica. She will be giving a performance in the church at 1pm.”
At the Memorial Hall in Old Farm Road people can check out the new Hub, find out more about learning on line, take part in arts and crafts activities, face painting and there will be a bouncy castle.
Elane Higgins from Mancetter Memorial Hall said “This is a great opportunity to celebrate Mancetter’s history and heritage and look around the new hub. The memorial hall is in the heart of the village and is available to be used by local people as it is their community centre”
A brass band will also set up camp outside the hall offering entertainment to people and there will be plenty of stalls and information from other local organisations and charities.
Hub spokesperson Michelle Black said it is great that we can launch the community hub on the same day as the roman event, offering more fun and activities to local people. The hub will be open every Thursday 10 – 12. People can use the computers for free to job search, apply and pay for things on line and do research.
For more information about the two events, you can give Elane Higgins a call on 01827 714989. The following websites can also be used to find out more www.mancettermemorialhall.co.uk and www.stpeterschurchmancetter.co.uk