The Romans were extremely good at inventing things, and many things we do today evolve from the Roman period. This involves extracting gold.
When the Towcester & District Local History Society holds its next meeting on Wednesday May 9 Dr. Peter Lewis will tell members where the Romans found gold and how they developed methods to extract it.
Dr. Lewis is a Senior Research Fellow in Technology at the Open University and he has been an authority on Roman gold mining for many years. He will describe Roman mines and mining methods, including their use of water and the way in which they revolutionised metal extraction.
The meeting will be held at the Riverside Centre in Islington Road, Towcester at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome and the charge for non-members is £2.