This week’s destination for Sunday lunch was the Buckinghamshire village of Chalfont St Giles. One of the string of villages comprising the ‘Chalfonts’, its main street is everything you might ask for in a country village: historic buildings, a selection of shops including a bookshop, a clutch of decent pubs and even a village pond.
We made the trip to the Chiltern Open Air Museum on Sunday for the first time to check out their Romans vs Britons day. The day was the hottest of the year so far and the sky was unbroken blue. This made it a touch warm to be sat out in the open but the entertainment made it all worth while and factor 20 sun cream saw us alright.
The Romans vs Britons event was held by the Vicus re-enactment society and they did a fine job, first with a series of informative tutorials about period weapons and culture, culminating in the battles we had all come along to see. The Romans didn’t keep the strict, close formations they’re renown for, leading in what we thought were rather more mixed results to the battles than would have historically been the case. Nevertheless it provided great entertainment and involved hurled cabbaged amongst other warring techniques.
Here are a few of the photos from the day: