Archaeology North West 2019

hoghton towerThis year’s CBA North West ‘Archaeology North West 2019’ conference is on Saturday 9th November at Elim Church and Olive Grove Conference Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire (CW5 6LW). Although there is a Cheshire theme, with talks on the aerial mapping of the country, recent work in the county and the restoration of the Murgatroyd Brine Pump, may favourite bit of the day will be the Peter Lange Memorial Lecture.

Peter was a former secretary of CBA North West with a great interest and passion for community archaeology. It thus seems appropriate that one of his former colleagues and friend from his Dig Greater Manchester Project, Sarah Cattell of Salford Archaeology, should be giving the talk this year. Sarah will be focusing on the recent community archaeology dig at Hoghton Tower which was hunting for the lost great keep. This was a project funded by the Castles Studies Trust, and the project included field and research training for the Hoghton Tower Trust volunteers.

You can book on the day here, on turn up on the 9th November and pay at the door:

And did I mention that I will be giving a walking tour of Nantwich’s wonderful timber-framed town centre buildings in the afternoon?



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