Wilmslow Community Archaeology Autumn 2017

Birgitta Hoffmann and Kathleen Morris

Archaeology is not just about digging (although we do a bit of that, too); we look at the people as well as places and artefacts. Our small group is currently surveying the church and cemetery of St.Bartholomew’s in Wilmslow, Cheshire. We have our own blog and website, which is currently being rewritten by members of the group and we are planning an exhibition in Wilmslow Library for October 2017.

This multi-period church includes Medieval, Tudor and Victorian work, probably on a Saxon foundation, and is the centre of a large rural and urban parish on the fringes of Manchester, which includes Quarry Bank Mill.

We welcome new members – no prior experience in archaeology is necessary because part of the fun is learning new skills and passing on knowledge and expertise to others.

Special requirements:

Pen and paper. Dress for outdoor work (sturdy shoes, waterproofs). Some of us find kneelers and gloves useful.

Day: Saturdays         Time: as shown below.

16 September 2017 13.00-16.00
7 October 2017     13.00-16.00
4 November 2017 12.00-15.00
9 December 2017 13.00 – 16.00 AGM and Christmas party

Topics of the research meetings (held at 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow)

  • Mondays: St. Bart’s and its graves
    • 11 September    18.00-20.30 (exhibition preparation)
    • 25 September  18.00-20.30 (exhibition preparation)
    • 2 October (17.00-19.00 Exhibition mounting and opening)
    • 30 October      18.30-20.30
    • 27 November  18.30-20.30
  • Wednesdays: Wills of Wilmslow and Morley 
    • 13 September  13.00-18.00 (exhibition preparation)
    • 27 September 13.00-18.00 (exhibition preparation)
    • 18 October, 14.30 – 16.30
    • 15 November 15.30 -17.30
    • 13 December 14.30-16.30

St.Bartholomew’s Parish Church
Chancel Lane

Nearest Bus Stop: Bank Square, Wilmslow

Nearest Train/Tram Station: Wilmslow Station

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*This includes the membership fee to the Group for 1 year (August-July)

Send bookings to:

Wilmslow Community Archaeology, 55 Broadwalk,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL