Tour on Wed 13th April 2011 at 3pm. 2 girls age 7 & 5 plus self and wife. I cannot stress enough how fantastic the tour was and give enough credit to our tour guide. Sadly I didn't get his name, which is partly because he was in full tour guide mode from the moment we stepped into your "office". Absolutely tremendous experience.... this is THE way History should be taught. Our guide was so engaging and knowledgeable and brilliant with the kids. Well done and thanks. It was the highlight of our week.
I am a leader for the People To People organization. I along with three other leaders and forty students were in Chester England on June 29.
The tour was very entertaining and informative. Our guide was knowledgable and on several occasions mixed humor and information in a very delighrful manner.
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chester in the future.
From: Rollapaluza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 23 June 2010 19:37:22 GMT+01:00
I thought I drop you a quick email to send my thanks to Paul for dealing so competently with Hypoglycaemic Tim yesterday, by the time someone had thought to let me know Paul had the situation under complete control!
I have tweeted your web address from our account (Rollapaluza) and I will link to your website from the results page that I am about to publish shortly. If you are still up for taking me around the sites of Chester tomorrow evening I would love it!
Hi, we came on a trip with our Year 3 children to the museum today. The children had a wonderful time and were very excited all day. They came home 'buzzing' about the whole experience.
From the second we walked through the door we were made to
feel so welcome by every member of staff we met. The Gladiators were just fantastic and the children were so engaged and switched on during the tour. When we returned to the museum, staff were there to help and point out where things were and as the trip leader I felt incredibly well supported in providing an enriching, fun and safe experience for our children.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to all who helped
us have a truly wonderful day! From the girls working on reception, in the shop, the education officer and all of the other very freindly, helpful staff that we met.
I will definately be recommending you to other staff and
will return with future classes.
Thanks again - you are all fantastic!
Year 3 Teacher
Belgrave CE Primary School, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST3 4TP
Hello Paul Can I please say a big thank you to you and Lance who came to Stratton school today. We all had such a lovely day and we could not have done this without the expertise of yourselves. Many Thanks once again Sally Grace (Class 3 TA, Stratton School)
Saw you all at the chester festival and found it very enjoyable and educational my son loved it so much we watched you all again on the sunday in the pouring rain!!!
date: 12th & 13th June
My husband and I (how very royal) were in Chester recently to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. How thrilled we were to encounter four 'genuine' Roman soldiers marching through the streets. We had a chat and photos, and all I can say is that it really made my day. The lads were a delight and really brought the history of Chester to life. We have made a promise to visit again to witness one your events in the amphitheatre. Keep up the good work.
From: Marcy MacDonald Date: 23 May 2010 01:15:20 GMT+01:00 To: email@example.com Subject: OUR ROMAN CENTURION
please thank paul harston for the best tour of ANYwhere we've had on this press trip ... there he was, melting in the sun, showing us chester -- literally -- from the original ground up!
Romantoursuk were a major part of the Local and Community History Month programme that Staffordshire Library and Information Service undertook during September 2009. A range of events and activities took place in libraries across the length and breadth of the county, with thousands of people in attendance. Hundreds of people of all ages came along to meet the legionaries at open days in many of the county’s libraries, to see what it was like to live in the days of the Roman Empire. Feedback was universally good at all the venues, with everyone concerned having been both informed and entertained by the men from Romantoursuk. Ian Burley, Local Studies Librarian based at Tamworth Library said that the visit of Romantoursuk was a real highlight of the month, with people asking if they were returning the following year. Ian was pleased to confirm that they were. Thank you, Romantoursuk.
Kind regards, Ian.
Team Lead: ICT, Information and Local Studies
Roman Tour of Deva (Grosvenor Museum) 02-02-2010
Excellent! Children forgot the rain and totally immersed themselves in the experience.
One of my little lads summed it up when he said, "I'm at the back and watching all the soldiers ahead of me, makes me think that we're going to conquer another tribe - marching and singing!"
WATERLOO PS, CROSBY LIVERPOOL
From: "Vicky Ellis"
Date: 10 September 2009 08:46:29 GMT+01:00
To: "Paul Harston" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Roman Tours Invoice
Thank you so much for a mesmerising two hours! Everyone on the walk
enjoyed it and you have received high levels of praise! Entertaining,
informative, terrifying at times but thoroughly enjoyable and I would
have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Your enthusiasm was
contagious and we saw Chester in a different light - many of the group
visited the shops you recommended to see for themselves the sites of
Roman Chester! I have passed the same comments on to the Queen Hotel
Thanks again and I will ensure your invoice is passed straight to our
Thank you also for my gift - a lovely reminder!
St. Augustines RC Primary School, Nottingham
Hello, My name is Wayne Daniell and I am a teacher at St. Augustines RC Primary School in Nottingham. We have previously had visits from your Roman Soldiers twice in recent years and found the level of knowledge, entertainment and proffessionalism that they bought to the school fantastic. As we are studying Romans in year 3-4 in the Spring Term of 2010, we would dearly love another visit if there is availability on your part. Thank you very much for your time and please feel free to contact myself either at school (we break up tues jul 21) or via email. Yours sincerely, Wayne Daniell.
comments: I found the website very user friendly.
Narrow Boaters 3rd July 2009
On a beautiful summer's evening on July 3rd we thoroughly enjoyed our tour around Chester. It was brought to life for us. Very good.... 4 Narrowboaters
Penketh Community Primary 22nd June 2009
Initially we were a bit apprehensive about using a new company but all teachers rest assured it was well worth the money and fantastic educational day. The children learnt masses of things about the Roman soldiers, their lifestyles, Roman empires, how the soldiers fought etc etc the list is endless. Paul who was our Roman guide for the day made learning about the Romans fun, exciting and hands on. A wonderful day that I would highly recommend.
St Margaret Ward Primary 17th June 2009
We had our first 'Gladiator Workshop' for KS2. It was an amazing and exhilarating experience for the children. They were awestruck by the lanista, the gladiator and the ferocious bear!!!
Roman Tour of Deva (Grosvenor Museum) 27-02-09
Brilliant, thank you very much, the tour was enjoyed by the children and was very informative and the questioning of the children was excellent, really made them think.
Mrs. S. Jones
Correghofa Primary School
Roman Tour of Deva (Grosvenor Museum) 19-01-09
Considering bad weather, the Roman Soldier was still very willing and enthusiastic throughout our tour,. Children were very engaged and the tour was sufficiently adapted to suit our needs.
The Roman Soldier was very knowledgeable and child friendly. Humour was fantastic for both children and adults.
Thank you, our school will definitely be returning.
Miss A. Clare, Year 3 teacher
Adswood Primary School
Date: 3 September 2008 11:28:39 BST
Subject: British Museum - 02/09/08
I hope you all got back without too much trouble last night?
I received an email from the client and they were delighted with your performance. I have attached part of the mail below but I wanted to pass on my thanks onto you for all your hard work in the lead up to the event and on the night itself.
I guess the greatest praise I can give you for last night is simply to have observed how the general public and our hosts/guests reacted to the Roman characters and centurions.
The Roman characters, horn players and centurions were fantastic. I would say they performed far beyond our expectations and were friendly, efficient and pleasantly ubiquitous. I must chuckle though as I think some of the centurions may have travelled home in full costume. Just what someone may have made seeing a centurion walking towards them (after they've probably had one too many) must have made some question their sanity at that precise moment!
The costumes were amazing, so authentic, and everyone conducted themselves in a cheerful, professional manner which made the event such a success.
I look forward to working with you all again,
Jillie Bushell Associates
15 Claylands Place
Good morning Paul,
Just a brief note to say "Thank you" for a fantastic Roman experience over the weekend, we were impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of our tour guide, which made the visit come alive. Please pass our sincere thanks on to him.
Event Marketing Manager
Honda Racing F1 Team
Many thanks to you and your soldiers for your help yesterday – did you see it on Granada? I think you all really added to the atmosphere so thanks for that – I’m hoping to make it an annual event, we just need to evaluate what we’ve raised and how it worked for us.
I have attached a photo from Simon which I thought you may like.
If there are any more on the CD I’ll send them on,
Public Relations Manager
Hotter® Comfort Concept®
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for the excellent tour you gave our sixth formers. They thoroughly enjoyed it and it fit very well with our day. The level of detail/knowledge mixed with the little comic touches and stories made an educational experience very entertaining. We will definately incorporate this day into our new AS syllabus for next year.
thanks again and see you next year!
date: 13th February 2008
school_group: Blackpool Sixth Form College
I would just like to thank you for sending Lance to our school
last Friday. He had the pupils mesmerised with Roman information,
both gory and otherwise!
We are looking forward to seeing him again for our legionary
patrol in July.
Head of History
Alt Bridge School
Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that we've had
some excellent feedback from teachers on the use of the impedimenta
(and the tours) over the last couple of weeks. Here's an example:
"The replica artefacts were actually more interesting and
gave a clearer picture of Roman life than bits of broken pottery.
The Roman soldier was superb. His delivery was entertaining and
the children learnt a lot."
So, hopefully, as word gets out about the package we have on
offer, we'll be able to see an increase in take-up of sessions.
Education and Interpretation Officer
A thoroughly professional day which the children
enjoyed very much and gained a lot from.
Year 4 teaching team, the Beeches Primary School, Peterborough.
An absolutely brilliant day which engaged
children and staff in educational and entertaining activities.
A memorable day for all! Thank you!
Charlotte Herbert, Kineton Green Primary School, Olton, Solihull.
Very realistic, good quality resources -
an excellent opportunity for children to experience the real thing.
A lively, energetic presentation that gripped and held the children’s
attention. A memorable day for all!
Hasland Junior School, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Pupils were thoroughly absorbed and retaining
information well. The children were very excited after the day
and discussing many of the things they had learnt about.
A great day! Thanks very much.
We will book a whole day next year! So much
to cram into one morning!
Mrs Hadley, Pedmore Primary School, Stourbridge.
John looked great! The children loved all
of the weapons and costumes. He started off quite strict, which
got their attention straight away. Then he was relaxed and funny,
the pupils were really involved.
John knew exactly how to address the year 6 audience, was extremely
knowledgeable and could answer all of the children’s questions.
I feel the pupils remembered the content better than they would
from a book or a video.
I think we would book a whole day next year.
Pinfold Street Primary School, Darlaston, Walsall
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