The Romans invade York again! More than 50 storm the city centre

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4 Jun 2016 @ 9.17 pm
| Entertainment, History
On the march again: the Legion VI Victrix Eboracum. Photographs: York Photo Images
On the march again: the Legions Eboracum. Photographs: York Photo Images

Two thousand years after they founded York, the Romans were invading again.

More than 50 Roman legionnaires marched through the city centre on Saturday (June 4) as part of the first Eboracum Roman Festival.

The new Lord Mayor came face to face with history, meeting the soldiers outside the Mansion House.

Later in sunny Museum Gardens there were fighting displays and children’s army drills from members of six Roman Legions, a Roman camp showing domestic Roman life and stalls selling themed goods.

The festival continues and concludes on Sunday. For more information see the Yorkshire Museum website.

Guarding the Minster
Guarding the Minster
The legion meets York's new Lord Mayor Cllr Dave Taylor
The legion meets York’s new Lord Mayor Cllr Dave Taylor
Storming Lendal
Storming Lendal
History comes alive
History comes alive
York ancient and modern
York ancient and modern