30 Years An Archaeologist

December 2017 marks a very personal milestone which has prompted some personal reflection on my part. On the 15th December 1987 I started my first full-time archaeological post as a supervisor for the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit (GMAU). I’d had archaeological work before, as a paid digger and supervisor on a number of excavations whilst…

SEP Part 12: Industrial Workers’ Housing in Salford

  Thousands of workers’ houses were built to accommodate the city’s working population in the 19th century. The poor quality of those houses and their over-crowded conditions made Salford notorious for its slums.   The types of housing that existed during this period included double-depth terraces, some of which had yards and outshuts to their…