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Book your place to discover history

Jun 19, 2017

From 22nd – 25th June, join colleagues from the Centre of Applied Archaeology to explore and celebrate Greater Manchester’s past at the Dig Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival.

Events are free (with the exception of parking in some locations) but places are limited, so book now. They include:

STAG (South Trafford Archaeological Group), Thursday, 22nd June from 2-6pm

A walking tour calling in at a number of pubs in Altrincham’s Historic Town Centre. Using the archaeological study of the physical remains and historical records we will piece together the evolution of the buildings visited.

Centre for Applied Archaeology, Friday 23rd June from 10am to 3.30pm

A seminar by eminent experts Mike Nevell, Andy Myers, Norman Redhead, Carolanne King, and Ian Miller.

Bury Archaeological Group, Saturday 24th June at 11am OR 2pm

A tour of Bury's historic landmarks including Bury Castle, Two Tubs, Parish Church, old market sites, Wylde, gutter ends, Great Town Ditch and Rock. It will finish with a tour of the museum.

Salford Archaeology Society, Saturday 24th June at 10.30am

Guided tour around this historic park, giving an account of the key history, structures and archaeological sites. If you fancy having a go at excavating, don’t miss your chance to look for features from the parks long history, including a 19th Century mansion and right back to evidence of a prehistoric settlement.

Manchester Museum workshops, Sunday 25th June from 2-4pm

When archaeologists were digging on the site of the Roman fort in Manchester during the 1970s they kept the Victorian and Edwardian pottery that they disturbed. This material is the archaeological equivalent of a jigsaw, but this hasn’t stopped previous visitors putting together teapots, mugs and chamber pots. Come along and try for yourself - what will you stick back together? 

There are lots more events happening during the festival, to find out more and book visit the DIG Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival website pages.