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Shedding New Light on the Past

Our Heritage Weekend at Mottram Church went very well indeed. The three days were  well-attended and we were able look for more graffiti as well as record examples already discovered. While setting up on Thursday, a trip up the tower … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Day

The Heritage Open Day weekend is nearly upon us once more and again Mottram Church, St Michael and All Angels, will be opening its doors to visitors on Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. … Continue reading

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TAS Secures Funding for Stone Evaluation

News has just come through that TAS has received some new funding from the Mick Aston Fund. Mick Aston, who passed away in 2013, is regarded as a key figure in the popularization of archaeology through the development of the … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs, Englishmen (and Women) and the Occasional Smooth Newt

Never let it be said that TAS members would let a little thing like a heatwave stop them digging where no spade has dug before. Well that’s how it felt on Sunday last when machetes might have helped us reach … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Archaeological Festival

TAS put on two displays for the weekend 23rd and 24th June. The first was at the Together Centre in Dukinfield. A steady stream of people appreciated the display, while the talk given by our Chairman was well-attended and received. … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here and it’s Time to Dig

The gorgeous weather over the Bank Holiday weekend welcomed some of us back into the field. (some brave souls had already been out and about). We’ve been investigating a stone-age site that’s looking very interesting indeed and we wanted to … Continue reading

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Leaving No Stone Unturned

Post-excavation work is long, varied, demanding, but ultimately rewarding. This is because the hours spent in the field are given shape and meaning by the identification and classificatation of finds  and organization of data. One of our recent digs has presented … Continue reading

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TAS Outing to Clayton Hall

  As the snow swirled around us on a cold Saturday in March, a group of us popped over to Clayton to take advantage of one of their open days. The hall as we find it now is part Georgian/part … Continue reading

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DAY OUT IN YORK

Having seen off the Romans and the Vikings, the good people of York had to cope with a small but determined raiding party from Tameside in early November. Our doughty band of warriors managed to lay waste to the Abbey, … Continue reading

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Historic Graffiti Project

From images scratched in the catacombs of ancient Rome to aerosol-sprayed tags on modern railway bridges, graffiti has been with us for a long time. Whatever form it has taken, graffiti has often told us something about the social, political … Continue reading

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