Greater Manchester Archaeology Day is Back for 2022!

The first in-person Greater Manchester Archaeology Day since 2019 will be held on Saturday 26th November 2022. The venue will again be the Peel Hall in the Peel Building, at the University of Salford, with GMAAS and Salford Archaeology hosting the day. Doors will open for registration at 09:30 ready for a start at 09:55. There will be a packed programme of lectures on a range of topics spanning the prehistoric periods to the 20th century, showcasing some of the remarkable archaeology that has been uncovered during the past 12 months or so. A selection of the latest Greater Manchester’s Past Revealed booklets will also be available.

Tickets will cost £10 (standard) / £5 (student / unwaged) and can be booked online by following this link:



9.30am: Registration and coffee

9.55am: Introduction to the day: Ian Miller, Lead Archaeologist, Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service (University of Salford).

10.00am: Welcome: Professor Joe Sweeney, Dean of School of Science, Engineering, and Environment (tbc)

10.10am: Keynote Lecture: 40 Years of Archaeology in Greater Manchester by Norman Redhead (Former Head of GMAAS)

10.50am: Roman Remains at Viadux, Graham Mottershead (University of Salford)

11.30am: Comfort Break (10 mins)

11.40am: Aspull Barrow Patrick Maloney (Wigan Archaeological Society)

12.00pm: Hulton Park – Community Excavation of a 17th-century hall, Colin Elder (University of Salford)

12.20pm: Local Heritage Listing Project, University of Salford

12.40pm: Questions

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, and to browse some book stalls.


2.00pm: Latest Excavations in Medieval and Post-medieval Salford (Chapel Street and Greengate), Jeremy Bradley & Colin Elder (University of Salford)

2.30pm: Medieval Iron Working in Holcombe Valley, Neil Coldrick (Holcome Moor Heritage Group)

3.00pm: Coffee and comfort break

3.20pm: Digging Town Hall Square, Rochdale. Ashley Brogan (University of Salford)

4.00pm: Excavating Mayfield Print Works and Public Bath House, Oliver Cook (University of Salford)

3.40pm: Everyday Heritage: ‘Unearthing Pendleton’s Past’, Theresa Emberton (Friends of St Thomas’)

4.45pm: Finish

4.30pm: Questions and closing remarks, Chaired by Ian Miller (University of Salford)


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