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A thousand miles of history III – A ring of life and death

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

We arrived in Dorchester with time enough for a coffee and a short wander before Helen’s train was due to arrive, after which we would be heading north a few miles to meet our companions for the workshop weekend. Window-shopping holds no appeal, but the railway station is very close to an intriguing site, one we had already passed and dismissed on our recent research trip to the area.

“Oh, that mound looks suspicious…”
“Hmmm…”
“The sign says ‘Roman amphitheatre’.”
“Romans? Pah…” The invaders, who did their best to wipe out and discredit the Druids, imposed their roads on our ancient trackways (and took all the credit for them too), as well as stamping a ‘mini-me’ version of Rome on Britain’s landscape… they do tend to get short shrift around here, in spite of a grudging respect for their technological advances and organisational capabilities.

Even so, curiosity had got the…

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Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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