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Big Roman Week 17-25 September 2016

August 28 2016

The Executive Committee is finalising the programme for the next session which starts on Tuesday, 11th October with our Open Evening.  One or two things are happening before that. 

Martina Emmerich is coming over for the Bloody Scotland crime-writing festival the weekend of 9th September.  She will be busy attending events at the festival but members who wish to meet with Martina have been asked to contact our Secretary Anne Simms.

Big Roman Week takes place 17th - 25th September all over the Falkirk area.  For anyone who does not know, this is a celebration of Falkirk’s Roman heritage which is organised by the Friends of Kinneil.  It started out in Bo’ness but has expanded to include other areas.  The programme of talks, walks, and other events can be viewed on their website :-

https://bigromanweek.wordpress.com/events/

This year for the first time there will be a speaker coming over from the Odenwald to talk about the Limes, the Roman remains in that area.  This is Hanne Stuckert, who some of you will have met in Germany (Hanne was the Guide at our visit to Dieburg Museum) and also when she came over for our 40th Anniversary celebrations.  She will be giving three talks and attending other events as well. Friends of Kinneil are hoping that Odenwald Association members will be keen to come along to some of the free talks, and also meet up with Hanne for a meal or coffee. She will have some free time but we won’t know exactly how she will spend it until she arrives and we can discuss it.  Members who would like to take this opportunity to meet Hanne, perhaps at The Cladhan for a meal, have been asked to contact our Secretary.  At the moment, her schedule is looking something like this :-

Friday 16th - arrival at Edinburgh Airport - taken to the B and B in Bo'ness;  dinner at the Corbie Inn

Saturday 17th - free time but she may attend the events at Kinneil Estate 

Sunday 18th - conference at the Hippodrome/walk in the afternoon - evening could be spent at the Torphichen Inn or Sportsters Falkirk.

Monday 19th - talk at Bonnybridge Library - evening could be spent at Stirling Folk Club

Tuesday 20th - free time

Wednesday 21st - talk at Falkirk Library

Thursday 22nd - day free, evening at Italian dinner, Corbie Inn

Friday 23rd - morning free, return home in the afternoon

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Limes, and hopefully, we can also promote the Association at some of the events. Members may wish to support the programme and Hanne's presentations.  Full details of the programme will be made available when finalised.