Ceremonial trowel and mallet from New Bailey Prison.

Industrialising Prison, Georgian Style

For several years now the University of Salford Centre for Applied Archaeology has been exploring the site of New Bailey Prison in the centre of Salford, ahead of regeneration led by Muse Developments. The site is spread across several redevelopment packages so this is the third excavation since 2013, and the scale and impact of the…

Poster celebrating 70 years of archaeology protection and promotion through the CBA.

Archaeology Matters: Give the Past a Future

Archaeology Matters: Give the Past a Future What links rescue archaeology, wrecks, the campaign against treasure hunting, archaeology insurance, industrial archaeology, the Young Archaeologist Club and the Festival of Archaeology? Answer: the Council for British Archaeology (CBA). These are all subjects that the CBA has campaigned about over the last 70 years. Indeed, without the…

The early 1780s wheelpit at Arkwright's Shudehill Mill, Manchester, as excavated by OAN in 2014.

Greater Manchester Archaeology Day Part 2

The second half of Greater Manchester Archaeology Day on Saturday 29th November 2014 had a community and industrial archaeology focus. The first speaker of the afternoon was Ian Miller of Oxford Archaeology North talking about Arkwright’s Shudehill Mill in Manchester. This was Arkwright’s last mill and arguably was built to challenge the Manchester textile merchants.…