Roman legionary’s tombstone among the treasures on show

Hundreds of people delved into Bicester’s past in an event in Sheep Street on Saturday.

The free Bicester History and Archaeology Exhibition at the Methodist Church Hall also featured the official launch of the Bicester Museum and Heritage Association, which could ultimately lead to the founding of a future museum and heritage centre in the town.

The star attraction at the exhibition was the Alchester Roman Tombstone, dating from a time just after the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD, which was excavated at the site of the former Roman town near Wendlebury.

The wide range of other exhibits covered many aspects of local history including family history, local history publications and previously-unseen historic pictures.