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Is This An Agger That I See Before Me?

A few months ago someone drew our attention to some lidar images of an area on the Stalybridge and Hyde border. There appeared to be an anomaly that was interpreted as possibly an agger, i.e. raised earthwork that, given its … Continue reading

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Once More Unto The Bleach

An eagle-eyed TAS member recently stepped into the breach when noticing a partially collapsed wall at the stone bleaching baths on Hodge Lane in Broadbottom. On this occasion it was not to storm and conquer, but to relieve the siege … Continue reading

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Testing Times

For the first time in sixteen months we have been able to take up our mattocks, spades and trowels again, but for the time being at least under closely observed protocols. It felt good to cut the turf on this … Continue reading

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Getting Back In The Swing

As we begin to look forward to getting back in the field we are initiating a series of refresher sessions for when we eventually come out of lockdown. It WILL happen – honest! The first is this Thursday, via our … Continue reading

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The Unacceptable Faces of History – Gargoyles and Grotesques

We have an ongoing project in Tameside which involves the recording of gargoyles and grotesques on our ancient buildings. Work was carried out some time ago on Ashton Parish Church, for instance, and more recently we have been scaling the … Continue reading

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Digging In Tameside

We should be very pleased if you were to join us at our conference at St John’s Church, Dukinfield on Saturday February 29th next year. We have a strong line-up of speakers for a range of talks covering some of … Continue reading

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TAS CONFERENCE 2020

We held our very first conference on the work of TAS on 29th February 2020. The venue was St John’s Church, Dukinfield, or more precisely their excellent Church Centre, a modern, well-equipped building that managed to host at least three … Continue reading

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Digging in Tameside

We shall be very pleased if you join us for our conference “Digging In Tameside” at St John’s Church, Dukinfield on Saturday 29th February 2020. We have a splendid line-up of speakers to give a range of talks on some … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Weekend

This was a weekend on which the small village of Mottram in Longdendale was alive with excitement. Not only did it have the thrill of seeing the Tour of Britain cycle race pass through, but anyone visiting St Michael and … Continue reading

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Festival Fun

Last weekend saw yet another Festival of Archaeology and as our contribution we continued our exploration of Cheetham Park in Stalybridge as we try to re-discover the structural features of Eastwood House. The weather stayed fine and we welcomed a … Continue reading

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