Archaeology Adult Courses for Autumn 2022

I teach adult education courses for a variety of organisations, and have done for more than 30 years. My specialist teaching subjects include Roman archaeology, late medieval archaeology, buildings archaeology, and industrial archaeology, with an emphasis on (but not exclusively) North West England and Britain. COVID-19 has forced all of us to change the way…

Saving Oldham’s Textile Mills

Oldham Council published in March 2022 its Mills Strategy setting out how the area’s historic textile buildings can play an important part in the future of the borough. The study, one of the first of its kind in the country, was commissioned by Oldham Council and Historic England to explore the potential for the mills’…

Altrincham’s Forgotten Castle: Watch Hill

Watch Hill Castle is one of the oldest and most important archaeological sites in Trafford, being first protected as a scheduled monument in February 1978. It also has the honour of being the first archaeological site entered on the Greater Manchester Sites and Monuments Record, now the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record, when this was…