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Opening of Roman Water Wheel 4th and 5th June
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Opening of the Roman waterwheel at the Ancient Technology Centre at Cranborne, Dorset

http://www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk...kends.html

Wheel originally part of a Time Team special and re-built at Cranborne in a working environment not just for display.

Other attractions and activities for children (and adults!):

Roman sword school
Romand Games and Cookery
Cob wall building
Pottery making


10 til 4 both days.

Children ?2, Adults ?4

I've been volunteering and helping to build this water wheel and it is an amazing piece of ancient technology!
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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Looks excellent. Sorry we can't get there this weekend to see it in action.
Prime practitioner of headology, with a side order of melting glass with a stern glare.
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It is fantastic to see that this water-wheel survived the ravages of the Museum of London senior managers' ignorance. From what I understand, with no consultation, the senior mob there wanted to scrap it - simply have it taken away for scrap. The Roman curator (now redundant) fought back and negotiated its survival with the help of others and the ATC - and the rest is glorious history. Have I got the story right Deadly?

Brilliant.

As I always say, where there's a wheel there's a way!!

Sorry.
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Don't know the ins and outs of the case, Madweasels, but I do know it was going to be scrapped after being at the Museum for over five years (I think). Someone with a bit of forethought (whoever that was) contacted the ACT and it will now have a working life, which is fabulous.

Even if there are arguments about some parts of the design it is a marvellous example of Roman technology and moves about 7 litres of water in every "bucket". Bloomin' heavy and very hard to move it on one's own!

A happy end to the story:face-approve:
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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