• Donning historical fancy dress and taking part in re-enactments could be a great way to get fit and learn something at weekends.

    An article in the Telegraph points out that societies offering people the chance to do this are springing up all over the country - but it's not as geeky as many sceptics might think.

    Director of Combat International said re-enactments, perhaps those including Roman fancy dress, can give participants the chance to reawaken their

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  • A group of children were able to show off their knowledge recently after their school organised an historical fancy dress day.

    Year three pupils at Benson Primary School had been doing a five-week project on the Romans and celebrated the end of it with a special themed costume day, the Henley Standard reports.

    Not only did they sport Roman fancy dress, but they also ate food from ancient times, made jewellery out of clay and played Roman

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