Seasonal Archaeology: Lindow Common

Short days, clear skies, and the sun low on the horizon are an opportunity to picture landscapes and sites in a new way, refreshing ones’ view point and attachment with the well known. Thus, a ramble around Lindow Common and its Black Lake between Christmas and New Year was both a reminder of a well…

Return to The Reno

I’m extremely proud to announce that The Reno project has been nominated in the ‘Research Project of the Year’ category for the 2019 Current Archaeology Awards! All nominations are based on research projects featured within Current Archaeology over the last 12 months and an article on The Reno (a late 20th century nightclub in Hulme,…

Seasonal Archaeology: Cressing Temple Barns

Ancient timber-framed buildings have always held a fascination for me. Its something about the craftsmanship needed to convert an oak tree into a structure that I continually find astonishing – especially when you realise that you are standing within a building that has stood on the same spot for over 500 hundred years. During a…

Alderley Edge: Roman Mines and Mysteries

The sharp light, multi colours, and brisk early morning temperatures of late September I associate with two landscapes – my rambling front garden and the rustles and shadows of Alderley Edge. The Edge has been and is a favourite family walk since I was little, the scene of family picnics on hot summer days and…