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Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2022

The annual archaeology day, hosted by the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Archaeology Federation, is to be held at the University of Salford on Saturday 26th November 09:30 – 17:00. The venue is Peel Hall in the Peel Building at the University.

Tickets, costing £10 standard and £5 for students, can be purchased following this link:


Morning session

9.30am Registration and coffee

9.55am Introduction to the day: Ian Miller, Lead Archaeologist, Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service (University of Salford)

10.00am Welcome Address: Dr Mike Nevell

10.10am Brian Grimsditch Memorial Lecture : 40 Years of Archaeology in Greater Manchester Norman Redhead (Former Head of GMAAS)

10.50am Roman Remains at Viadux Graham Mottershead (University of Salford)

11.30am Comfort Break

11.40am Aspull Ring Ditch Patrick Maloney (Wigan Archaeological Society)

12.00pm Hulton Park – Community Excavation of a 17th-century hall Colin Elder (University of Salford)

12.20pm Local Heritage Listing Project Ian Miller (University of Salford)

12.40pm Questions

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


2.00pm Latest Excavations in Medieval and Post-medieval Salford (Chapel Street and Greengate) Jeremy Bradley & Colin Elder (University of Salford)

2.30pm Medieval Iron Working in Holcombe Valley: An Update Neil Coldrick (Holcome Moor Heritage Group)

3.00pm Coffee and comfort break

3.20pm Digging Town Hall Square, Rochdale Ashley Brogan (Brogan Archaeology)

3.40pm Everyday Heritage: ‘Unearthing Pendleton’s Past’ Theresa Emberton (Friends of St Thomas’)

4.00pm From Dyeing to Diving: The Story of Mayfield’s Dyeworks and Public Baths Oliver Cook (University of Salford)

4.30pm Questions and closing remarks

4.45pm Finish

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