40 Years of Saving Greater Manchester’s Industrial Archaeology: A Conversation with Norman Redhead

In the latest installment of the Archaeotea Podcast I talk to Norman Redhead about his career as a planning archaeologist in Greater Manchester, and especially his role in promoting the excavation and exploration of the city region’s industrial archaeology from the 1990s to his retirement in 2021. Norman gave the Brian Grimsditch Community Archaeology Memeorial…

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Discussing the Impact of Industrial Heritage and Archaeology on BBC Radio

The BBC has a long history of promoting and highlighting archaeology, and industrial archaeology and heritage in particular, on radio and tv, going back to the 1950s. Mentions of industrial archaeology span such tv documentary programmes as ‘Chronicle’, and ‘Horizon’ in the 1960s and 1970s, and ‘Timewatch’ in the 1990s and 2000s, including a famous…

Saving Oldham’s Textile Mills

Oldham Council published in March 2022 its Mills Strategy setting out how the area’s historic textile buildings can play an important part in the future of the borough. The study, one of the first of its kind in the country, was commissioned by Oldham Council and Historic England to explore the potential for the mills’…