Plague doctors, digging AND London theatres with Fenland YAC
It's been a busy few months for Fenland YAC, as club leader Alex Fryer explains...
Taking the stage in London
In October, our Fenland YAC session was a day trip to London. We stepped back to Tudor times and explored Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and The Rose Playhouse, which was the first Tudor theatre built in Bankside in 1587.
We also had a tour of Bankside, which is an amazing part of London, with lots of history to explore. Our YACs enjoyed it hugely, as did their parents who we allowed to join us on the day! I can thoroughly recommend it as a trip and think that if they ever do excavate the remainder of the Rose theatre it would be great to get YAC involved.
Excavating a Roman villa
For our next archaeological adventure, we joined the Fane Road Archaeology Group (FRAG) to dig some test pits at the site of a Roman villa that was found in Peterborough. It was a bit windy, but it was a fab experience for our YACs! Huge thanks to FRAG for allowing us to get involved.
A visit from the doctor
In November, our YAC members were visited by the doctor: the Plague Doctor! We learnt all about Tudor medicine, thanks to Lady Barber Sue. We don't think that we'd like to have been ill in Tudor times!
Our YAC members made sweet-smelling pomanders to ensure they don't get Bubonic Plague!!
If you want to try making your own device to ward off plague, try our activity to make a tussy mussy.
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