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All Roman roads lead to Latchford
9:00am Tuesday 8th May 2012 in News
LATCHFORD will go back to the Roman days for a colossal community fun day.
The ancient people will be remembered 1,900 years after they made the village their home as the theme for the community day on Saturday, May 26.
Taking centre stage in the performance arena will be a pair of gladiators from the history re-enactment group Comitatus and a couple from the day will be on hand to demonstrate Roman living.
The day has been planned by residents, councillors and the South Stronger Together team.
Clr Maureen McLaughlin (LAB - Latchford West), who chairs the Community Day Planning Group said: “We wanted a theme which the community could really identify with and we chose Romans because of the Roman settlement that once stood in this area.
“It’s really captured the imagination and we’re especially excited about the gladiator performances which we think may be a first for Warrington.”
There will also be entertainment from a dog display team, falconry demonstrations and a performance from the choir of Latchford St James Primary School.
And residents can get involved too with a dog show including categories such as ‘dog with the waggiest tail’ and a fancy dress competition for youngsters.
The Mayor of Warrington will open the event at 1pm and the fun will run until 4pm.
Parking will be available on the day at Priestley College, on Loushers Lane, with blue badge disabled parking at the Sea Cadet car park off River Road.