Although carefully choreographed there was a real sense of drama and excitement to the bouts, not to mention a fair bit of gore! Throughout the morning each style of gladiator was introduced with potted histories to further educate the masses. After the 'show' we were encouraged to ask questions and get hands on with some of the equipment, in fact I was quite alarmed at just how quickly the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry' leapt up try on one of the helmets!
All in all a fabulous morning and a great opportunity to blow away some cobwebs from the night before. There was something rather magical about the setting in the Redoubt, but the only shame was that is wasn't better attended, but we were most definitely entertained!
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