Thornborrow, Chairman of Orton & Tebay Local History
Society. welcomed members to the first meeting of 2011. He gave a brief
outline of plans for
the next few months, and said that the booklet Taking Stock , has
to date raised £200 for St. James Church and Tebay
the Society had talks on the Romans from Joseph Jackson, and
for the day trip visited Vindolanda. Carrying on with this
theme, the speaker for the evening
was David Aspen, who showed slides and spoke about Pompeii
and Herculaneum. Both towns were buried by ash, after the
eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD,
which preserved them, especially Herculaneum, for centuries.
Excavation has been ongoing for around 250 years, and
it was fascinating to see the
streets, mosaics, wall paintings and the remains of the
was thanked by the Chairman, and the evening finished with refreshments.