This year has seen the group grow in strength, with new members Vindia (the widow of one of our former warriors) and Adminios (a very useful slave!), as well as new features to our group. The awning we trialed at last year's final event has been perfected, and we now have a sprang frame, a beehive quern and a nice 'trade' section, with pearls, tin and lead ingots, jet and other trade goods known to have come from Iron Age Britain.
We have also taken on some new shows, which we hope will repeat next year, in the form of Bodmin Heritage Day and Cotswold Farm Park, as well as doing some filming for ITV's upcoming series 'Britain's Secret Treasures' (set to run in October).
So, what is planned for next year, I hear you cry! Well, Dumnonika have just made a very slight period shift, from 1st Century AD to Late Iron Age (50BC-Ad50), which means a slight review of brooches and torcs, but otherwise little change, except distancing ourselves from the title of Romano-British. The whole point, after all, is to celebrate life BEFORE the coming of Rome!
Meanwhile many of us are planning projects over the winter season, from a new table to new clothes, new shields, and with the new addition of Vissia to the group, learning of new crafts like tablet weaving, spinning and basketry!
So, we hope to see you next year, in the meantime I'll pop on here from time to time to ramble about Iron Age Britain, based on whatever research I happen to have done most recently! See you soon!