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It’s time to take a trip over to Flag Fen in Peterborough as they celebrate the completion of their new Iron Age Roundhouse with a day of special entertainment.

On Saturday October 1, Flag Fen will host a Topping out Ceremony with live folk music, molly dancers, street-food stalls and country festival vibes to celebrate the occasion.

During the event the final piece will be placed on top of the new Iron Age Roundhouse and it will be officially opened by guest of honour, Francis Pryor MBE, archaeologist and discoverer of Flag Fen.

The build started in May supported by donations from The Arts Council England, The Francis and Maisey Pryor Charitable Trust and Tyrrell Builders. It’s been based on an actual Iron Age Roundhouse that was discovered at Cats Water, next to Flag Fen, during an archaeological excavation during the 1980’s. Roundhouses were the housing built in Britain from the Bronze Age and throughout the Iron Age – dating back 3,500 years ago!

Among the many dedicated volunteers who’ve helped build the new roundhouse was expert builder, David Freeman, who has lots of experience from building many pre-historic houses over the last 50 years. It is estimated a total of 50,000 thatched bundles have been made before being tied to the roof.

The Flag Fen team hope the new roundhouse will be used by local schools for education and enhance the visitor experience of this natural site, a hidden beauty located in the fens.

The site at The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough, PE6 7QJ is open from 10am - 4pm.

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