The Story of Alderley; Life on the Edge
A talk by Professor John Prag
John Prag is the former Keeper of Archaeology and Professor of Archaeological studies, Manchester Museum and is now Honorary Professor at Manchester Museum and Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Manchester and co-ordinator of the Alderley Edge Landscape Project.
Introduced by Alan Garner
In 1953 the schoolboy Alan Garner rediscovered a wooden shovel originally found in the Alderley copper mines in 1875. In 1991 he presented it to the Manchester Museum in the University of Manchester: this - and the discovery of a hoard of over 500 Roman coins - inspired the creation of the Alderley Edge Landscape Project, a multi-disciplinary research programme of the Museum and the National Trust, who own most of the Edge, that aimed to study the entire history of Alderley, from geology to entomology, mining to oral history. No other village has enjoyed such a comprehensive study of its story.
3pm at Terra Nova School.
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