This was the last day for dig with events for the public. The weather was horrific with very heavy freezing showers. However some people managed to find out what had been learnt about their local park. Most people were surprised at to the extent of the remains. The Salford university team have one more day to complete recording and then the site will be back filled.
What have we learnt over the two weeks:
The extent of the residence of the benovalent Cheetham family to the people of Stalybridge. Further history research by TAS with signifcant support of the researchers for the House of Commons 1832-1945 History of Parliament team.
What is the future?
A full report will be produced by the professional archaeoloigsts in 2015.
TAS will continue to explore the park, with test pits to further extend the knowledge of the heritage of the people of Stalybridge. A report of work undertaken todate by TAS will also be stored at the The Tameside Local Studies & Archive Centre.