Cheshire Archaeology Day – 9th April 2011

Middlewich Town Council will support this year’s Archaeology Day, through displays and handling collections. In addition there will be a talk on the once thriving salt industry and the Murgatroyd Brine Pump and shaft.
Tickets cost £12, £10 concessions.

Cheshire Archaeology Day will be back in April after a gap of two years. The popular annual event is being re-launched by archaeologists at Cheshire East and will be held at a new venue – the Winsford Lifestyle Centre – on Saturday 9th April. The event is supported by Middlewich Town Council, the Cheshire Local History Association and the Chester Archaeological Society.

Exciting presentations at the event include Dr Kevin Leahy from the Portable Antiquities scheme who will speak about the Staffordshire Hoard – the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. There will also be talks on more local themes, including the Middlewich brine pump and shaft -  the only intact pump over an original shaft left in Britain and a reminder of Cheshire’s once large salt industry -  as well as the hillforts of Cheshire and a new national initiative on heritage crime. There will also be the chance to handle and find out about Roman, Medieval and later finds from our collection and see displays from local societies.

Additional details from Cheshire East Council are available here

Tickets are available from or phone 01244 973997