VIDEO: Romans invade Doncaster

Shoppers in Doncaster were in for a surprise today - as a legion of Roman soldiers marched through the town centre.

Row after row of soldiers, dressed in full battle gear, strode from Doncaster Minster and along Baxter Gate before ‘invading’ the Frenchgate Centre this afternoon.

Roman soldiers during a previous St Leger Festival.

Roman soldiers during a previous St Leger Festival.

Shoppers lined the streets to marvel at their shield’s, helmets and swords.

After retreating to their base outside Doncaster Minster they showed off their sword fighting skills for watching families.

The ‘Roman’s Are Coming!’ event was part of the wider St Leger Festival to help celebrate Doncaster’s heritage as a Roman stronghold.