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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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Prehistory site sees lifting of burnt wood and compressed charcoal remains for environmental work out.

Initial impression by Rosalind Mckenna (Environmental archeaologist) suggest that the wood was not oak.  

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TAS visit to West Kirby

The West Kirby museum at St bridget centre was the start of a day to the west coast for members. Archaeologist Christine Longworth gave a tour of the finds which were discovered during a rebuild of the church in the … Continue reading

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Norman Redhead visits Tamesides latest Prehistory site

A visit followed prehistory finds from the latest TAS site in Tameside. The site was providing complex archaeology with  mulitple phases dating back to the late mesolithic. Norman Redhead from Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service was appraising the new site … Continue reading

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First burnt hazlenuts see greater insights into Tameside prehistory

After years of TAS excavating prehistury sites in Tameside, Mike and Steve TAS members within minutes of each other, find a burnt hazlenut on a site in Tameside. In prehistory this food source would have been a valuable source of … Continue reading

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Threat to enter the Dark Ages….support the concerns for the closure of Lancashire Archaeology

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World War One in Tameside

This project supported by the CBA aims to collect information on WW1 across the country. TAS is undertaking this for Tameside.   To start we have permssion to record the Terratorial Army Centre, Old Street, Ashton under Lyne. Now used … Continue reading

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Society Visit to Saltaire

A day out at Saltaire a planned model of an industrial village. TAS members braved the heavy rain for a social visit to West Yorkshire. The main mill complex and the village built by Sir Titus Salt were impressive. The … Continue reading

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A visit to Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford Aerodrome

A step back into to the recent history of flight from Ancoats through to woodford bases. Highly recommened to book a tour to get the inside knowledge from those directly involved in the making of history. http://avroheritagemuseum.co.uk/                  for latest details& … Continue reading

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