Merseyside Archaeological Society jointly with Museum of Liverpool held a one day conference in the Museum of Liverpool at Pier Head, Liverpool on 13th October 2018. A series of talks covered recent archaeological discoveries in Merseyside ranging from an 8000 years old Mesolithic hunter-gatherer site to 20th century defence structures. There was also be a handling session and book sale.
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.
Weekend of 14/15th July - South Cumbria On Saturday there was a 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 there was a 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.
Saturday August 18th - Norton Priory and Halton Castle Following the recent talks to the society by Lynn Smith and Sarah Cattell, there was 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 was also a medieval event with re-enactors demonstrating crafts, fighting techniques, fashions etc. throughout the day.