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Free talk – ‘Arthur’s Oven: A Battle Won, & Lost’ – by Geoff Bailey, 2pm on 23 September, Bo’ness Library

Come along to this free talk by Geoff Bailey in Bo’ness Library at 2pm on Thursday afternoon, 23 September, hosted by Falkirk Community Trust as part of its ‘Big Roman Week’ festival. This talk in Bo’ness is supported by the Friends of Kinneil.

The remarkable and mysterious ‘Arthur’s Oon’, Stenhouse

Geoff is an excellent speaker and historian, with unrivalled knowledge and experience over many years of our Roman heritage, as district archaeologist for the Falkirk area.

Arthur’s Oven, a Roman structure which survived until 1743, gave its name to Stenhouse. But why was it built? Why was it not destroyed when the Roman left. Did the locals drive chariots? And what’s this about a battle? Come along and find out at this provocative talk!

If you would like to attend, please click ‘Going’ on the event details at the Friends of Kinneil Facebook page, just to help to give Geoff an idea of numbers coming.

Please note that although the main library (a heritage building) is on the ground floor and has good accessibility – the main meeting rooms, where the talk will take place, are up one flight of stairs on the first floor. There is no lift.