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Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2017

Date - Sat 25 Nov 2017

Time - 9.30 am

Duration - 7 hours and 40 minutes

Cost - £10

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - Peel Hall, Peel Building, University of Salford


Experience what lies beneath in Greater Manchester through a series of talks on the latest archaeological projects in the region

Event details


Morning Session 

9.30am Registration and coffee

9.55am Introduction to the day: Dr Mike Nevell, Head of the Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford

10.00am Welcome: Professor Sheila Pankhurst, Dean, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford

10.10am The Brian Grimsditch Memorial Lecture:

Paul Dennett, elected City Mayor of Salford

10.25am Followed by:

Halton Castle: recent discoveries

Sarah Cattell (Salford Archaeology)

10.45am Revealing Salford’s Fascinating Past: Excavations in the Historic City by the University of Salford, 2016-7

Ian Miller (Salford Archaeology)

11.20am Comfort Break

11.30am Four excavations of Workers’ Housing in Manchester city centre

Rosemary Banens (Pre-Construct Archaeology)

12.00am After the Fire: recording the historic fabric of Wythenshawe Hall

Chris Wild (Salford Archaeology)

12.30pm The North West Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment

Mike Nevell (The University of Salford)

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, plus book stalls

Afternoon Session

2.00pm The Archaeology of Infrastructure: the Ordsall Chord Railway Bridge

John Roberts (Salford Archaeology)

2.30pm STORM: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organisational Management. A short introduction to the STORM project being delivered at the UK pilot site in Mellor, Stockport Dr Rob Williamson (Mellor Archaeological Trust)

3.00pm Toddington Lane Excavations – searching for the elusive Wigan to Ribchester Roman road

Patrick Maloney (Wigan Archaeology Society)

3.30pm Coffee and comfort break

4.00pm A hidden corner of Castlefield: excavations at 2-4 Chester Road, Manchester

Oliver Cook (Salford Archaeology)

4.30pm Greater Manchester’s Historic Textile Mills: their survival, condition and future

Norman Redhead (Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service)

5.00pm Questions and closing remarks

Chaired by Dr Michael Nevell

5.10pm Finish 


Refreshments: Biscuits, tea, coffee, water and fruit juice will be provided. It is recommended that you bring a packed lunch which can be eaten at the event venue. Alternatively, there are one or two eating places nearby.

Directions :Peel Hall, The Peel Building, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT

Peel Hall is situated on The Crescent (A6), Salford, the main road into Manchester, and is adjacent to the Salford Museum and Art Gallery. 

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