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Young Archaeologists at Work

As part of the Festival of Archaeology 2017 we carried out a public dig over one weekend in Cheetham Park, Stalybridge. It was a chance for the general public to see archaeology in progress and even to have a go … Continue reading

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Great social day out at Bolton Abbey/Priory for TAS members

The weather was sublime, and everyone enjoyed the day including an excellent meal with a suberb view over the Abbey from the Tea Cottage. The ruins still provide an interesting view into the past of the Augustinian Priory. The present … Continue reading

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TAS return to Cheetham park for the festival of Archaeology 2017

15th and 16th July 2017 at cheetham park, Stalybridge, 10am to 4pm each day. Public excavations will recommence on part of the original Hall. Event is free and equipment will be provided. Have a go at geophysics or digging.   … Continue reading

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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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