Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2019


Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2019 is nearly here! This year’s event will once more be held at the Peel Hall at the University of Salford. There will be talks on the latest archaeological discoveries from across the Manchester city region in 2019. Our Brian Grimsditch Memorial Lecturer will be Dr Mike Heyworth, Executive Director of the Council for British Archaeology. This year’s programme is below. You can pay in advance or turn up on the day. Last year we had more than 160 people attending and lots of local society stalls and books for sale and we are hoping for an even bigger turn out this time, as we mark 10 years of the Centre for Applied Archaeology at Salford.

9.30am Registration and coffee
9.55am Introduction to the day: Dr Mike Nevell, Head of the Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford
10.00am Welcome: Professor Karl Dayson, Dean of Research

10.10am The Brian Grimsditch Memorial Lecture: Seventy-five years of archaeology for all: the mission of the Council for British Archaeology – Dr Mike Heyworth (Executive Director, Council for British Archaeology)
10.50am Beyond the Pale: a decade of historic building survey and research at Dunham Massey – Jamie Lund (Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Adviser, National Trust)
11.20am Comfort Break
11.30am Everything is Connected: the regeneration of a former railway station and the creation of an urban park at Manchester Mayfield – Tony Lee and Ashley Brogan (Salford Archaeology)
12.00am Recent investigations at Castleshaw Roman Fort – Norman Redhead (Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service)
12.30pm Finds from Chapel Wharf, Salford – an urban pottery and glass assemblage – Samantha Rowe & Mandy Burns (Salford Archaeology)

1.00pm Lunch break
During lunch there will be an opportunity to view the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record database (run by GMAAS) and exhibitions by CfAA and local archaeology societies, plus book stalls

2.00pm Recent archaeological investigations at Worsley Delph and Green – John Roberts (Salford Archaeology) and Mike Nevell (Head of Centre)
2.30pm Conserving Cowherd’s Congregation at the Beefsteak Chapel: the archaeology of Salford’s Swedenborgian Citadel – Ian Miller (Salford Archaeology) 3.00pm Coffee and comfort break
3.30pm A new Mesolithic site at Windy Hill, Littleborough – Stephen Poole (University of Manchester)
4.00pm Excavating Crown Street: industrial developments on Manchester’s southern fringe – Oliver Cook (Salford Archaeology)
4.30pm Questions and closing remarks Chaired by Dr Michael Nevell
4.45pm Finish 

Refreshments: Biscuits, tea, coffee, water and fruit juice will be provided.

It is recommended that you bring a packed lunch which can be eaten at the event venue. Alternatively, there are one or two eating places nearby.

Directions: Peel Hall, The Peel Building, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT

Peel Hall is situated on The Crescent (A6), Salford, the main road into Manchester, and is adjacent to the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Parking: We would recommend parking in the Irwell place car park (please see map above). This is £4 for the whole day (9.00am-6.00pm). This can be paid via pay-and-display (this is the recommended method) or by PayByPhone app or phone 0161 880 0100 please use car park location code 59323.


Disabled staff and students who are blue badge holders are exempted from any fee. Please note you must display your blue badge clearly on your vehicle at all times. Please contact Penny on email: tel: 0161 295 0145 to discuss parking locations for the Peel Building.

Fee: £10.00 To book your place, please follow the link below to the on-line shop if you have any problems or queries please contact Penny – email:   tel: 0161 295 0145

University of Salford Shop (or google search – Salford online shop archaeology day 2019)


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