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…

Stop Obsessing About Stonehenge – the Real Threat is to Lancashire’s World Class Industrial Past

Professional archaeologists should stop obsessing about Stonehenge: the real threat is to our world class industrial heritage. Yet many professional and academic archaeologists don’t seem to know or care….That caught your eye I hope, and it was meant to – here’s why: Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is closed except for pre-booked school visits. Schools are…

Speaking up for Industrial Archaeology

Help the Association for Industrial Archaeology save our shared industrial past. Join the Association in a training day aimed at improving our heritage campaigning skills. http://industrial-archaeology.org/aia-practical-weekend-2016-announced/ To explain further. The closure of the Snibston Mining Museum in Leicestershire late last year, the subsequent dispersal of its coal mining collection, and the imminent demolition of the…