HISTORY will repeat itself this Bank Holiday weekend when the Romans return to their old stomping ground.

Reenactment group Roma Antiqua will demonstrate the Roman times at Binchester Roman Fort, just outside Bishop Auckland, on Monday, May 25.

At the event, which has been organised by Durham County Council’s archaeology team, audiences can expect a trip back in time with demonstrations of archery, sling staff and other weaponry.

The reenactment group will also tell tales of Roman Army life and what it was like to live in Binchester, known as Vinovium, during that period.

Also attending Binchester Roman Fort will be the expert cavalryman Barbaratus and his trusty steed Blue as they demonstrate ancient riding, fighting and horseback skills.

The event will begin at 11am with activities continuing throughout the day until 4.30pm.

To see all the events, people are advised to arrive by 2pm at the latest.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £4 concessions and £3 for children, under 4s go free. Assistance dogs allowed only.

The fort includes remains of a bath house and 1,700 year-old under floor heating system.