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Part of a school presentation in the Roman Kitchen

The Roman Kitchen Project

at Chedworth Villa

In the end of 1999 Mark George on behalf of the National Trust at Chedworth Roman Villa approached Combrogi, a Living History group I was leading at the time, with the idea of starting some kind of Living History project at the villa.

The solution decided upon was to construct a representation of a Roman Kitchen within the site itself. Of prime importance was to leave the archaeology of the site undisturbed. Firstly a 16’ square wooden floored, temporary building was erected on a surface foundation of loose stone. In this was built a stone hearth and clay bread oven. Replicas of Roman pottery local to the area were commissioned from a specialist potter and other Roman cooking equipment was supplied by myself.

This was the stage for a two part project. The first part was a series of public craft demonstrations run by Combrogi. The kitchen would support these demonstrations by providing food for the group and displaying the workings of a Roman kitchen at the same time. The second part of the project was to create an education program, run by myself, for school groups to supplement the existing provisions at the site and give added value for visiting schools.

At the height of the season this has been presented and enthusiastically received by as many as 1000 children in a four day week.

Regrettably this project is no longer running since I have moved away from the area.

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