Keeping the kids busy

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STORIES of historic highwaymen and smugglers will help to keep the kids busy this half-term.

Rascals, Rogues and Ruffians is a family workshop taking place on Friday, February 25, at the archives in Lincoln.

Drop in between 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm to discover the history of Lincolnshire highwaymen through an exhibition and complementary activities at the St Rumbold Street venue.

Jennifer Martin, senior community engagement officer, said: “Families will be able to play a highwayman game, make a Venetian-style highwayman mask and decorate a musket barrel picture.

“There will also be an exhibition about highwaymen, smugglers and duels, featuring documents, muskets, duelling swords and the sort of ‘swag’ an 18th Century cutpurse or highwayman would have stolen – snuff boxes, purses and watches.”

The event is suitable for children aged seven and over, who must be accompanied by an adult, and the cost is £1 per child. Booking is advisable, so call the Lincolnshire Archives on 01522 567137 or 526204.