A STORM Brewing: Climatic Change and its Impact on Heritage in 2020 – Manchester and Mellor Conditions

The weather in 2020 has felt extreme in the Manchester area, with flash floods threatening to swamp homes and archaeology sites, and then a drought leading to moorland fires and threats to upland prehistoric sites: all within just a few weeks of each other. Since 2016 I’ve been working with the Mellor Archaeological Trust on…

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Seasonal Archaeology: Beaumaris Castle

A visit to Bangor University at the end of March to give an industrial archaeology seminar provided a good excuse for some rapid castle exploring. The clear skies and bright sunlight of early Spring were a pleasant surprise, with the northern Welsh mountains providing a crystal clear dramatic back drop. That meant an opportunity to…