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TAS Visit to the anglo saxon England

A short trip to Stoke brought us to an exhibtion of part of the Staffordshire Hoard.  This was Kevin’s last trip before stepping down as Chairman of TAS. Then a visit to ST Giles, Cheadle near Stoke to have a … Continue reading

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Legacy project assessmemt of WW1 rifles range and practice trenches in Tameside

This TAS project for Tameside is being lead by TAS member Mike lloyd. In February an assessment of a former miltary zone indicates extensive use of a site near Mossley during  WW1.  A field survey has indicated that earlier than … Continue reading

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Day vist to Norton Priory

TAS members visited the Augstininian priory (1134) remains and museum complex in Runcorn. The remains were excavated from 1971. A newly updated museum complex is well worth visiting and a new viewing gallery of the site. Following the Visit a … Continue reading

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Luzley test pitting completed

Following on from the search for a roman road bewtween stalybrdge and Castleshaw. This involved geophysical transects across farmers fields along the highests ridges to the South of Hartshead. Three strong geophysical  anomalies were evaluated by test pitting. These test … Continue reading

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New site being evaluated in Luzley

A local farmer advised TAS of a mound in one of his fields. TAS set out to evaluate the mound for evidence of how it was formed. Earlier this year geophysical assessments were undertaken using resistivity and magnetomentry, these indicated … Continue reading

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Eastwood house, Festival of Archaeology 2016

A busy archaeology weekend saw mebers of the public expose more of the foundations of Eastwood House in Cheetham Park, stalybridge Saturday saw the Manchester Young Archaeologist club open up their own area on the area of the main house … Continue reading

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Festival of Archaeology comes to Tameside 16th to 17th July

An open dig to all at Cheetham park, Stalybridge has been planned. The return to the site of Eastwood House will be trying to discover the main entrance to the orginal building. The dig starts from 10am to 4pm.

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Tameside prehistory site latest aerial 3d images

Latest aerial combined images of the site.

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Prehistory site in Tameside sees visit from Sam Harris from Bradford University

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Update of Tameside prehistory site

Dear All, the drying weather is making  sand easier to hide from prying eyes…where is the rain when you want it? Anyway..a series of pits have been appearing, the hearth has progressed with two 1/4 sections completed. And gratefully concentrations … Continue reading

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