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Council for British Archaeology Spring Conference 2023

The CBA NW are holding their Spring Conference on Saturday 13th May 2023, 10.00– 15.15.

It will consist of several talks on the topic, including:

  • The excavation of three scuttled mid-19th century barges on the Rochdale Canal
  • Medieval landing places and routeways across Galloway in south west Scotland
  • A peat bog, in NE Staffordshire,  which has produced a rich data-set of pollen and radiocarbon dates
  • The excavation of an area of the Bridgewater Canal, which runs from Manchester to Runcorn

The venue for the conference is the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The museum is easily accessible by road from the M53 motorway and has good public transport connections:

By road – Postcode CH65 4FW. Follow the brown signs for ‘The Boat Museum’ and you’ll find loads of free parking for bikes and cars including electric charging points and disabled parking spaces.

By rail – Ellesmere Port station is a 15-minute walk. The local cabs should only charge about £3 to drive you to the museum.

By bus – Ellesmere Port bus station is a 20-minute walk. For information on bus and train travel call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

The overall timetable is : Registration at 10.00 a.m., with the first talk beginning at 10.30 a.m, a lunchbreak of approximately one hour and the conference ending at 3.00 p.m. The full programme can be viewed by clicking on the Eventbrite link below.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. There is a cafe on site and areas for attendees to eat their own refreshments.

Tickets, which will cost £12 for members and £15 for non-members, may be purchased at the door or will be available via Eventbrite by following this link:

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