Latest Archaeotea Podcast Now Available on Roman Castleshaw

Episode 5 of the Archaeotea Podcast is now available free to download. In this episode I explore one of the most windswept Roman forts in Britain – Castleshaw which sits on the south-western edge of the Pennine hills in Delph, Greater Manchester. The archaeological investigations at this site have lasted longer than the Roman army…

A Lockdown Lost Cruck Building Mystery

Three lockdowns over 12 months have provided plenty of time to go through archaeology archives and backlogs. I have spent a lot of time sifting through photographs from the South Trafford Archaeological Group archive as part of my research into the lost cruck-framed building at No. 20 Old Market Place in Altrincham (see elsewhere on…

Industrial Heritage in the COVID-19 Era

Here’s a brief update on my day-job as Industrial Heritage Support Officer (IHSO) for England. September to December continued to be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with, in England, a second lockdown at short notice throughout November. All industrial archaeology and heritage sites closed once more, and many staff were put back into furlough. Consequently,…

The Archaeotea Podcasts – Series 1

Welcome to the Archaeotea Podcasts! In this new venture, I’ll be drawing on the more than 30 years of experience I have in archaeology to bring you stories of discovery and exploration from North West England and beyond. My home is Manchester, where I have spent much of my career. I’ve worked for archaeology units,…