GLAS Meetings


4 June 2019 19:30

Tribal boundaries

Some new theories

by Paul Brotherton

at The Bluebell Wood

7 May 2019 19:30

A series of short items

chaired by Roger Hargreaves:

  • Arrangements for Melandra test-pitting
  • an update on Melandra
  • Arrangements for a field walk to Lightside
  • the evidence for settlement at Lightside
  • Bennet's Mills
  • Roman road research status, with possible field walks.

at The Bluebell Wood

2 Apr 2019 19:30

Dating soil sediments

Dr. Abi Stone, Department of Geography, Manchester University

Dr. Abi Stone is a senior lecturer in physical geography and her research uses portable optically stimulated luminescence (pOSL) to understand and date soil sediments. This is a particularly useful dating method for sites where no organic remains survive for radiocarbon dating eg. where acidic soil conditions destroy bone (like here!).

at The Bluebell Wood

5 Mar 2019 19:30

The Folkton Drums

Dr Anne Teather

Anne and her husband Professor Andrew Chamberlain presented details of their recent paper on the enigmatic Folkton Drums. These are three elaborately decorated chalk cylinders found with a child's burial within a barrow in Folkton, Yorkshire. It is believed they date from the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age. The purpose of these artefacts has always been up for discussion but it appears Anne may have found the answer.

at The Bluebell Wood

5 Feb 2019 19:30

The Poulton Project

Dr Kevin Coutes - Site Director at Poulton Research Project.

Poulton, in Cheshire West, is a multi-period site that could be one of the most amazing Iron Age sites in England, with finds from prehistoric, Roman and medieval times as well as numerous skeletons from around the site of a medieval chapel.

at The Bluebell Wood

4 Dec 2018 19:30

Christmas party

at The Bluebell Wood

6 November 2018 19:30

Ian Sanders

Cold War facilities in the North-West

at The Bluebell Wood

2 October 2018 19:30

Melandra

Roger Hargreaves

A brief summary of what's known about the site, the excavation history, a precis of GLAS's involvement, and an outline of current issues.

at The Bluebell Wood

4 September 2018 19:30

A.G.M.

Roger Hargreaves

With a discussion of possible archaeological dig at Melandra

It was suggested that we should apply for permission to do some test-pitting on non-scheduled land - for which we'd need permission from the local council as landowner.

This may then be followed with a full archaeological dig in collaboration with Salford Archaeology, if grant applications can be successfully made.

at The Bluebell Wood

3 July 2018 19:30

No meeting

Football (the World Cup) took over the pub!

5 June 2018 19:30

Hawkshead Mill, Old Glossop

Paul Beckmann

A talk on research into WW1 munitions production at Hawkshead Mill, Old Glossop.

at The Bluebell Wood

1 May 2018 19:30

Glossop Halls Project

Roger Hargreaves presentation

With particular emphasis on the heritage value of the Town Hall. The 180th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone is in June, and an announcement is due about replacement of the roof.

at The Bluebell Wood

22 Apr 2018 10:30

Brown Hill, Whitfield walk

A walk, the primary aim of which is to look at what appears to be a prehistoric (probably IronAge/Romano-British) field system on the slopes of Brown Hill

See the Brown Hill page

3 Apr 2018 19:30

Glossop Curiosities

Tim Campbell-Green will be talking about the Whitfield Cross

at The Bluebell Wood

Rescheduled from February

6 Mar 2018 19:30

Anne Teather talk on Prehistoric Orkney

at The Bluebell Wood

6 Feb 2018 19:30

Cancelled due to snow

Glossop Curiosities

- a talk by Tim Campbell Green

at The Bluebell Wood

2 Jan 2018

No meeting

9 Dec 2017 10:30

Cancelled due to snow

Brown Hill, Whitfield walk

A walk, the primary aim of which is to look at what appears to be a prehistoric (probably IronAge/Romano-British) field system on the slopes of Brown Hill

5 Dec 2017 19:30

Christmas party

at The Bluebell Wood

19 Nov 2017 10:30am

A guided walk to see Mouselow and Hadfield village centre, and consider possible archaeological investigations.

See Mouselow project page and Hadfield project page

7 Nov 2017 19:30

Tin Town Talk

A talk on "Tin Town", the temporary town created for the workforce on the Derwent dams, by John Searle.