Monthly Archives: March 2014

Foggy day in Tameside

http://youtu.be/QbgyZzJ7Oig a tune by Fred Astaire, likely to have been listened to in Eastwood House pre WW2.   After a cool start ( idea for overhead photos though!) Work carried on , Sarah was kept on her toes with her … Continue reading

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WW2 defence stop lines of the the NW

  If any one one has seen one of these please let kevin (wright722@btinternet.com) know the location. They can be a cylinder as in this photo of one found in Tameside, usually with central pin or a central space so … Continue reading

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Another day at the office…but great sun!

  Today the weather continued to encourage everyone on site.   Trench two finally started to show promise. pipe bowls, plenty of broken pottery, some unusual copper based alloy comb like items…until we got to the 1950 tractor tracks! Exhibition … Continue reading

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Day 2 Cheetham park, sun keeps beating down

The site now starting to look respectable… First cellar wall shows its head. Also unusual 2 square areas of cut stone forming a boed in area  to the rear of the site (South wing), around one a wall has been … Continue reading

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Volunteers enjoy the sunshine and the walls of Eastwood House

The first day was helped by glorious weather . The rear of the house was the starting point for Trench One. A cobbled walk way with an external wall and drain suggested this could be the entrance to the south … Continue reading

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The gloves are off at Cheetham park the digger starts preparations

Cheetham parks dog walkers had a surprise today as the the machines moved in. The area where the big dig was screened off whilst a digger started peeling back the soil layers to start revaling the parks hidden secrets. TAS … Continue reading

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History of parliament research Team come to TAS assistance

TAS has put togother research material for exhibit at the next Manchester Dig series (Salford University) in Cheetham Park. Very litte was known about the families who lived at Eastwood House. A request went to the House of Commons and  … Continue reading

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