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BBC Wales History BBC Wales History | 10:34 UK time, Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A not-for-profit history project that has been years in planning has won a £50,000 regional prize to help fund the reconstruction of a Roman fort and settlement to teach children about history.

The Roman Fort Project was the Wales regional winner in a Barclay's competition, Take One Small Step, to help small businesses.

Over 5,000 businesses had registered to take part in the scheme. Judges created a shortlist of 27 ideas across nine UK regions and the public then voted for their favourite scheme online.

The project is now looking for land in Flintshire or Cheshire to build a replica Roman fort of the type that would be constructed in the first century - made of earth and wood and surrounded by a ditch.

Read the full story on this winning project on the BBC News website.


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