‘Handling the Medieval Past’ Pottery Day

The South Trafford Archaeological Group are running a day school looking at medieval pottery from excavations in Trafford on Saturday 12 November 2022. The aim of the day is to compare the large amount of later medieval pottery from the Timperley Old Hall moated site with other sites of a similar a period from around…

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Industrial Archaeology as Pilgrimage: Venerating the Bridgewater Canal & Mines at Worsley, 1761 to 2011: A Twitter Paper

This is the text of twitter paper I gave this month (November 2021) to the CHAT online conference. Their theme was movement under the tile of ‘Pilgrim CHAT’. There were lots of great presentations and online events through out November which can be explored via this link: https://chat-arch.org/ Now read on…. Since Industrial Archaeology emerged…

My Archaeology Adult Education Courses for Autumn 2021

In September, October, and November 2021 I will be teaching three archaeology adult education classes. Firstly, in the latest series of my tours of the industrial archaeology remains of North West England, I’ll be talking about the Industrial Archaeology of Cumbria. This will be an online course run by the Workers Education Association. Secondly, I’ll…

Altrincham’s Forgotten Castle: Watch Hill

Watch Hill castle is one of the oldest and most important archaeological sites in Trafford, being first protected as a scheduled monument in February 1978. It also has the honour of being the first archaeological site entered on the Greater Manchester Sites and Monuments Record, now the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record, when this was…