MAS Field Trips - Summer 2018 Saturday June 9th - An invitation to Castleshaw with Norman Redhead The Castleshaw Valley (near Delph, Oldham) has archaeology from all periods including a Roman fort, medieval iron smelting and post-medieval textile industry. The visit will be a walking tour and walking boots/ stout shoes will be needed as well as clothing and waterproofs suitable for an exposed environment. A packed lunch will be required. This is a joint meeting with Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society and final details have to be confirmed. Transport will be by private car. For more information and to book a place, please contact us.
Weekend of 14/15th July - South Cumbria This will be arranged so that you can join the trip on either one of two days or both days combined with an overnight stay in the area. On Saturday we will walk in the area around the village of Orton (near Tebay off M6 Junction 38) looking at Iron Age remains, a stone circle and a Roman road amongst other features. On Sunday we will walk in the valley at Smardale (10km east of Tebay) following an old railway to see prehistoric settlements, medieval fields, a drover’s road and 19th and 20th century industry. Walking boots or stout shoes and waterproofs are recommended and a packed lunch should be carried. For more information please contact us.
Saturday August 18th - Norton Priory and Halton Castle Following the recent talks to the society by Lynn Smith and Sarah Cattell, an opportunity for an enhanced visit to the newly rebuilt Norton Priory Museum and a chance to see Halton Castle with a fabulous view of the landscape. There is also a medieval event with re-enactors demonstrating crafts, fighting techniques, fashions etc. throughout the day. Meet in the museum cafe at 10.30am. There is a reduced group rate of £5 entry to the Museum. Please contact us to reserve your place.
MAS Conference October 2018
Merseyside Archaeological Society jointly with Museum of Liverpool will hold a conference in the Museum of Liverpool at Pier Head on 13th October 2018. Bookings are via Eventbrite, and tickets are £10 (plus booking fee).
A series of talks will cover recent archaeological discoveries in Merseyside ranging from an 8000 years old Mesolithic hunter-gatherer site to 20th century defence structures.
Talks will include: Mark Adams on 'Mark Rake, Bromborough', Alison Burns on 'Fort Crosby' and Ron Cowell on 'Mesolithic site at Lunt'. There will also be a handling session and book sale.
MAS Conference October 2016
The Society hosted a conference celebrating its 40th Anniversary, "Past Forward", on Saturday 8 & 9 October 2016 at Museum of Liverpool.
Links to selected papers are given below, and will be added to in future. In the meantime if you'd like to see one of the missing talks search for them bay name and the title of their paper in You Tube using the conference programme below.