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.

 An extensive history.

An extensive history.

 

To start we have permssion to record the Terratorial Army Centre, Old Street, Ashton under Lyne. Now used by the RAF Air cadets for training.

Roof space with metal framing to support the roof

Roof space with curved metal trusses to support the roof manufactured by A.Mandyside & co Derby, modern suspension roof below.

Original 'safe'

Original ‘safe’ by Jacob Cartwright C 1914

TAS will be undertaking a level tow building survey of this building. Visiting other sites across Tameside and recording as required. If any of the public know of sites please do not hesitate to contact our society in 2016.

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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.

Three TAS amigos braving the weather outside of the hospital 'Titu' style. Greta, Keith and Chris

Three TAS amigos braving the weather outside of the hospital ‘Titus’ style. Greta, Keith and Chris

The main mill complex and the village built by Sir Titus Salt were impressive. The sheer scale of the planning must have used enormous building resources but supported the local economy.

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Titus was clever.. he managed to use russian wool and found a means to spin the difficult  beating his competitors. He then turned this to use with the use of chear Alpaca wool, note the scuplted animals. Quenn Victoria liked the effect of the Alpaca cloth.

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Here a very high quality workmanship that would not be missed on a royal building.

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Almhouses of the highest quality, with an oven a boiler and one bedroom. These abuuted the hopsital suggestinmg a model for the future health system. Workers paid into a scheme to provide them health care. Was this a model for the NHS that would have to wait another 70 years.

 

With detailed cast-iron columns cross beams supporting shallow brick vaults.

Main mill interior: detailed cast-iron columns cross beams supporting shallow brick vaults. Now a retail space.

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No expense spared and a very British guardian

TAS_4453 TAS_4452Nothing was missed on the detailed Italianate stonework and carving. The idealism on social support for the workers in the mill was not avoided. The workers had housing, a canteen, a hospital, a school, an entertainment area inside and out and a place to deal with their spiritual needs. The engineer who designed the mill had earlier in his career been involved in Murrays mill in Ancoats, Manchester.

For more details of this world heritage site check out: http://whc.unesco.org/uploads/nominations/1028.pdf

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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& Excelllent documentary/video section

Check out the life of A.V.ROE ‘Heritage’ in the websites menu in preparation for any visit.

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The cold war and the hunt for subs by the Nimrod.

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TAS member and potential pilot Chris checking out the cramped Vulcan cockpit.

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Proud Vulcan bomber awaiting full restoration.

The spirit of adventure demonstrated by Keith Wright

The spirit of adventure demonstrated by Keith Wright

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Latest Autodesk 123catch software used to analyse excavation

Here is some aerial images which have been taken processed at our prhistory Boar Flat site taken earlier in 2015. Recently the Greater Manchester federation Day had a talk on the scotland coastal heritage at risk project which has been using these technigues.

Compsite camera positions and composite 3d image

Composite camera positions and composite plan  image using the Autodesk 123Catch software

An oblique view with identifed camera positions and a 3d perspective

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3d perspective at ground level

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A TAS winters tale in search of prehistory

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A winters view over the Pennines and Mottram

Aerial recording of cleaning prehistory site

Aerial recording of cleaning prehistory site

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TAS member discovers early glass bead at Tameside site

A prehistoric site now starts to move towards Anno Domini.

Marlenes star find

Marlene’s star find

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New stand created by Keith for Geoscan gradiometer

Keiths solution: a on site wooden stand to support the kit in an upright position between grids.TAS geoscan gradiometer

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Day of Archaeology website – worth a visit

http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/

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Festival of Archaeology Eastwood house 2015

Sunny day all round

Sunny day all round

A great turn out for the weekend. The weather was kind.

A summer day in the park!

A summer day in the park!

The children and the adults found the East wall of the house and also correlated the gradiometer findings with the dig!

Training in resistivity for the volunteers

Training in resistivity for the volunteers

Talented starters

Talented starters

Gradiometer survey 2012 and Festival dig overlay

Gradiometer survey 2012 and Festival dig overlay

Zoomed in over festival dig

Zoomed in over festival dig with two high spots of magnetic disturbance

Close up of composite left image vertical bars which gave the strong gradiometer signal

Close up of composite left image vertical bars which gave the strong gradiometer signal

Composite image to right with again vertical metal bars. Possible link to window positions.

Composite image to right with again vertical metal bars. Possible link to window positions cemtrally.

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