Last event at the villa this season was done over one of the hottest weekends of the year, wonderful sunshine, and to very large groups of very supportive and vocal visitors.
Some of the best combat I have seen at the villa, which hopefully the pics capture some of the drama and magic. Incredible effort by all. Well done to Marcus (Mark Goble) and Corvia (Kelly Bonner) for rising to First Class Gladiator, and to Falco (Sam Dukes) for achieving the Red Tunica of Gladiator, well earned recognition for some outstanding fighting and effort.
Displays have now expanded to beyond the villa courtyard and more planned for next year so great to see the living history side growing and developing as well.
Apollo truly turned a corner and granted us four out of five wonderful weekends this year, and with more in discussion for next year its onwards and upwards in the 2nd century AD.
A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend and support the events at the villa, always much appreciated. Cheers all.