Greater Manchester Archaeology Federation Newsletter
Excellent newsletter with details of the various members Dig Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival 2017 events which took place of the Summer
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Local History Forum and Heritage Open Days September 2017
The Tameside Local History Forum have been hosting Heritage Open Days since 2005,
working with TMBC to produce a leaflet for Tameside's nine towns. The first leaflet was A5
size and listed 25 venues. It was designed to be opened out to be used as a poster. In 2006
the leaflet listed 24 venues and the centre pages had a map of places of interest with
information about the buildings' facilities on the back. The cover featured a building of
historical or architectural interest. 2007 followed the same format but the colour was
changed. Numbers of venues which opened for HODs in Tameside steadily increased to 34
in 2010. In 2012 the front of the leaflet showed the Court Leet chair which the Forum had
purchased at auction. In 2013 the format changed to an A4 sheet folded in half with the
venues in town order. The theme for 2016 was water, a life force for the church, industry
and leisure. Previous themes have included stained glass as the borough boasts some
beautiful examples, but in 2017 the emphasis was on "behind closed doors" and, once
again, 32 venues opened and the Forum designed and paid for 2000 leaflets.
Some of the most popular buildings are Newton Hall in Hyde, Ashton Parish church, Fairfield
Moravian Settlement and Dukinfield Old Chapel to name just a few. We have a meeting in
February each year to discuss the next year's events and to encourage new venues to join
Early reports from the venues suggest that around 6,000 people visited the various sites
Report Alice Lock October 2017
North West Regional Research Framework - Archaeology
After the North West Regional Research Framework launch conference in May 2017, we have organised a series of workshops designed for you to have a chance to become involved with the project and contribute your knowledge to an individual time period.
These workshops are due to start in September and I would like to invite you to express your interest in attending one or more of them. Unfortunately, these workshops are limited to 25 spaces and it will be invite attendance only, so after you express your interest I will contact you to confirm a space has been booked.
If you would like to contribute but cannot make it to the workshops, we do have other routes where you can still contribute your knowledge. You can also keep updated with the project on the NWRRF blog site https://archaeologynorthwest.wordpress.com/about/.
Please let me know the workshop/s that you would like to attend and contribute towards.
- Prehistory - 19th October 2017 - Chester Cathedral - 9.00-12.00
- Roman - 19th October 2017 - Chester Cathedral - 13.00-4.00
- Early Medieval 12th September 2017 - Penrith- 9.00-12.00
- Medieval - 12th September 2017 - Penrith - 13.00-4.00
- Post Medieval - 25th September 2017 - Liverpool Museums- 9.00-12.00
- Industrial - 25th September 2017 - Liverpool Museums- 13.00-4.00
- Built heritage - 2nd November 2017 - University of Salford, Greater Manchester - 9.00-4.00
- Contribute knowledge via another means
I appreciate that this is a very short notice for the September workshops.
With kind regards,
Penny Dargan-Makin - BA (hons), MA
Education and Training Project Officer| Centre for Applied Archaeology
LG21 Peel Building | University of Salford | M5 4WT
t: +44 (0) 161 295 0145
Peace History Conference
In collaboration with the Working Class Movement Library present a day exploring the effects of the Russian Revolution on the British Labour and Peace Movements.
Click here to download a copy of flyer for lots more information and a booking form
Forum Social Evening 18 November 2011
Our annual Forum social evening took place at Dukinfield Town Hall on the evening of Friday 18th November guests began to arrive 7.30pm onwards.
The event was very well attended, as members and friends jostled for seats. Our social event coincidentally was to share an 88th birthday of great supporter and friend to all Mr Harry Lever.
Harry had arranged the brass band from St. John`s Droylsden to entertain the group for the evening.
MP David Hayes was guest of honour, and an announcement was made to welcome our member of parliament who had agreed to be our President in the coming year.
We also had a quiz arranged by Stephen Fisher, the excellent supper was a potato pie which was also very well received.
The evening continued with an auction which raised a few coffers to go into our Court Leet Chair fund. Just before close of play the raffle was drawn, thanks and speeches were made and everyone agreed it had been a splendid evening.