22nd Sep, 2019

Probus' praise for community as visitors to Salt Fest flocked to dress as Romans at its stall

DROITWICH’S Probus ’87 said its stall at Salt Fest over the weekend which enabled visitors young and old to dress as Roman soldiers was a great success.

Coun Sandy Laird, one of the organisers, said: “Droitwich has a very long history of making salt, with good records going back to Iron Age times and at Probus ’87 we wanted to help to celebrate this history at Saltfest.”

As well as enabling people to don the Roman attire, club members’ stall demonstrated how brine was turned into salt and how it was stored and distributed from Droitwich in the middle ages.

They also celebrated the Roman links to Droitwich with children as they wore their helmet and took their sword and shield.

Probus ’87 is a Club for retired professional and business people, which meets once a week in Rotary House to hear speakers on a variety of topics, chat, make friends and have fun.

Droitwich’s branch is always looking for new members.

Anyone interested in joining the club should call Keith Garvey on 01905 773208.

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