Of  Interest and Whats New

09 Dec. 2007
Michael Howarth

It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the sudden death of Mr Michael Howarth on 3rd December 2008.
Mike was the Publicity Officer of the Friends and many will recall his votes of thanks to our speakers, which he did so memorably. His last one was in November at the Egyptology lecture. Our deep sorrow and sympathy have been expressed to his wife Edith


10 Nov. 2007  
The 2007 Stonehouse lecture

Professor John Prag, Hon Professor in the Manchester Museum and Professor Emeritus of Classics, Manchester University

Ken Booth introducing Professor Prag.

Over 50 people attended this years Stonehouse Lecture held at the Royal George Hotel, Greenfield on Saturday 10th November.
The speaker was Professor John Prag from the Manchester Museum who told us of the story of Alderley Edge from the Bronze Age activity that took place in the mines on the Edge through to fairly recent times.

The Story of Alderley Edge

01 Nov. 2007
Norman Redhead

We are pleased to announce that our very good friend Norman Redhead the Assistant County Archaeologist, Greater Manchester Archeological Unit has recently been appointed County Archaeologist and Director of Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit.
We send him our congratulations on a well deserved promotion. Norman is giving two talks to the Friends, one in March and again in December 2008.

31 Oct. 2007
Saddleworth Seven One Two plus Twenty Five

In 1982 a group from the Saddleworth Workers Education Association Archaeology Class, together with Bradford Grammer School Archaeological Society formed to research the Oldham/Saddleworth section  of the Roman Road from Manchester  to Tadcaster.
The road, designated Margery 712 ( by I.D. Margery in "Roman Roads in Britain") lead to the Groups name, the "712 Group".
Ken Booth was recently interviewed for this Article "Changing a course of history"  published in the Oldham Advertiser looking back the 25 years.

22 July 2007
One Day School - Castleshaw

Bloomery site in the Castleshaw valley

Norman Redhead leading a tour round the Industrial sites in the Castleshaw valley during the Saddleworth Archaeological Trust Summer Day School, 2007.

Recently been found during demolition of the old plastics factory above the Woolroad canal bridge.
This is a 'Type2" (1) Canal Warehouse

(1) Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit




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