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Salford Dig offers opportunity for community dig

As part of the Charlestown Riverside redevelopment works, a community excavation is being held at the site of Pendleton Old Hall, a 16th century manor house in Salford.

Now you can get a chance to work on a real archaeological site for free.

12 evaluation trenches were dug across the site last year, revealing structures and archaeological artefacts relating to the Irwell Bleach Works, Douglas Mill, as well as Pendleton Old Hall.

If you fancy getting involved with this exciting project, you can register your interest to volunteer by emailing

13th June – 1 st July 2016

The dig is open to all, no experience required although under 15s must be accompanied by an adult.

Throughout its history the area around Charlestown Riverside was home to a series of historic industrial buildings: Pendleton manorial corn mill (13th to 18th Century), a late 18th Century cotton mill built by William Douglas, the Irwell Bleach Works (mid-19th Century), and Pendleton Colliery (19th Century).

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