T25 Part 5: The Denton Roman Coin Hoard

  The Denton Roman coin hoard is something of a mystery. In 1969 a small hoard of Roman coins was discovered in a spot adjacent to Windmill Lane in Denton. The precise circumstances are not clear but the note with the hoard in the archive for the Tameside Museum at the Portland Basin states that…

Walking a Revolution – Industrial Castlefield: DGM Festival 4

  One of the most exciting aspects of putting together this year’s Dig Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival has been seeing the great variety of activities and periods available to explore across the city region. The Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society (https://www.mrias.co.uk/), for instance, are offering a detailed tour of one of the cradles of the…

Rediscovering Medieval Graffiti: DGM Festival 3

  The first Dig Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival has two events linked to the comparatively new research area of medieval and later graffiti. Such research looks at mysterious marks on historic buildings such as circles, daisy wheels, crossed ‘V’s, lines grouped in threes, and many other devices.   In the last decade renewed focus on…