Wilmslow Community Archaeology

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 website, which is currently being rewritten, and should be online by the end of August.

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.

Meetings:
28 January 2017, 13.00-16.00
18 February 2017, 12.00-15.00
25 March 2017, 12.00-15.00
29 April 2017. 13.00-16.00
10 June 2017 13.00-16.00
8 July 2017 13.00-16.00
29 July 2017 13.00-16.00
18 August 2017 13.00-16.00 AGM

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

  • Mondays: St. Bart’s and its graves
    • 16 January 2017, 18.30-20.30
    • 27 February 2017, 18.30-20.30
    • 20 March 2017, 18.30-20.30
    • 10 April 2017, 18.30-20.30
    • 22 May 2017, 18.30-20.30
    • 5 June 2017, 18.30-20.30
    • 3 July 2017, 18.30-20.30
    • 14 August 2017, 18.30-20.30
  • Wednesdays: Wills of Wilmslow and Morley 
    • 18 January 2017, 14.30-17.30
    • 8 March 2017, 14.30-17.30
    • 22 March 2017, 14.30-17.30
    • 5 April 2017, 14.00-16.30
    • 3 May 2017, 14.00-16.30
    • 5 July 2017, 14.00-16.30
    • 9 August 2017, 14.00-16.40

Venue:

St.Bartholomew’s Parish Church
Chancel Lane
Wilmslow,
Cheshire
SK9 1AA

Nearest Bus Stop: Bank Square, Wilmslow

Nearest Train/Tram Station: Wilmslow Station

Price
Concessions
Minimum No. Maximum No.

£5*

n/a
1
15

*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

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