Oxford Archaeology North is currently running an excavation on Booth Street East off Oxford Road in Manchester.
The site is subject to a rigorous Health & Safety policy, but the organisers have just secured agreement to allow visitors to visit the site on Friday 1st March between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Excavations have revealed the remains of five mid-19th century cellars, together with the basement of 26 Clifford Street, which was used variously as the Albert Club (frequented by Friedrich Engels), a Turkish bath, and a hospital for women and children, and also the remains of the former Lawson Street.
The plan is to allow visitors access to Lawson Street, from where they will be able to have a close view of the excavated cellars. One of the excavation team will be on hand to talk to visitors, and to try and answer any questions. Visitors don’t need to bring any Personal Protective Equipment, although stout shoes or boots are recommended.
If you go, do please mention that you heard about the invitation on the Ancient Worlds Blog. See you there maybe.