Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2019

Mayfield Station

Mayfield Station, Manchester

Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2019

Saturday 30th November
Peel Hall, The Crescent, University of Salford

This Archaeology Day is for practitioners, professionals and especially members of the public, and will include highlights from a wide range of archaeological projects undertaken in Greater Manchester over the last year.

Topics and speakers include:

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)

The Dunham Massey Estate historic building survey
Jamie Lund (Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Adviser, National Trust)

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)

Recent investigations at Castleshaw Roman Fort
Norman Redhead (Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service)

Finds from Chapel Wharf, Salford – an urban pottery and glass assemblage
Samantha Rowe & Mandy Burns (Salford Archaeology)

Recent archaeological investigations at Worsley Delph and Green
John Roberts (Salford Archaeology) and Mike Nevell (Head of Centre)

Conserving Cowherd's Congregation at the Beefsteak Chapel: The Archaeology of Salford's Swedenborgian Citadel
Ian Miller (Salford Archaeology)

A new Mesolithic site at Windy Hill, Littleborough
Stephen Poole (University of Manchester)

Excavating Crown Street - industrial developments on Manchester's southern fringe
Oliver Cook (Salford Archaeology)

What else will feature on the day:

There will be opportunities to ask questions
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

New publications in the Greater Manchester’s Past Revealed Series will be available on the day, where attendees can collect one of each, completely complimentary.

Dotted around the ground floor and lower ground floor of the Peel Building, will be archaeology displays by heritage groups. You will have the opportunity to browse and buy archaeology books and equipment, explore locally excavated artefacts, and discover what our local societies have been up to this year.

Refreshments will be provided but unfortunately NOT lunch. You can bring your own lunch and we will provide a lunch area for you. Alternatively, local cafes or pubs, including the Art Gallery and Museum café adjacent to the venue, the Old Pint Pot pub (Adelphi St, M3 6EN) or other venues a 10-minute walk away on Chapel Street.

The Archaeology Day 2019 will be taking place as usual in the wonderful setting of the Peel Building, situated on The Crescent, within the University of Salford campus

To book go to....Booking site at Salford University online shop

Please Note: If you are registering more than one attendee, please do so one at a time (i.e. make sure the quantity is 1 before clicking "Add to Basket" and repeat until you have added a place for each attendee). This ensures that we capture the name and details for each individual attendee.

For enquiries please contact Penny Dargan-Makin on 0161 295 0145,

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