The Roman gods were looking on the Villa last Friday. Not only did the excavations uncover a third century Roman coin, but also the sun came out for our fundraising evening after a very showery day!
Dan Cruickshank and Simon Jenkins hosted the event at Chedworth Roman Villa to raise the profile of the project, with local VIPs and National Trust staff attending and enjoying the entertainment including a living statue, harpist, tours around the site and ‘the dig’ live!
An entertaining evening was had by all, with guests receiving a Roman lavender plant and much food for thought about the rich history of the site and potential of the project.
To find out more how you can donate towards the project, please visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-chedworthromanvilla/w-chedworthromanvilla-appeal.htm or to find more information about the Roman coin and other finds during the excavation, please visit http://ntchedworthexcavations.wordpress.com/.