On Saturday it rained first thing, but Corbridge Roman Town looked fantastic in the warm sunshine. Frances and I talked to the visitors before the Scouts arrived and then we were involved in non-stop artefact handling and explanations. Unfortunately during this one of the Scout leaders was sent an SOS as the wind had demolished their 6 event shelters back at the camp. When I arrived sometime later they were working out how many they could put up because of damage. So 6 shelters were reduced to 4 and this was a real squeeze for everyone in the face-pot workshop. The rain began and it stated to get dark in the shelter (and the wind was cold)…….but Scouts are hardy and in spite of everything they still made good face-pots! A few of these will go on show at Corbridge museum and a then there will be a big display at the Sill in December. Once the exhibitions are over, the pots will be auctioned off to raise funds for the International Camp next summer - so the project is helping young people as well - I like that! Something else extra we are now achieving with this project.
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