Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Archaeologists dig deep to ex-Hulme a Medieval past

Hulme's history is often associated with the notorious Crescents or its vital role in the Manchester music scene.

But an archaeological dig is trying to unearth the inner-city district’s forgotten Medieval past.

Archaeologists will carry out a three-week excavation at Birley Fields in Hulme before a new university campus is built on the land.

One aim of the project is to find remains of a farm that could date back to the late Medieval period – thought to be the first time people lived in the area.

A team of archaeologists from Manchester Metropolitan University believe the foundations of hundreds of terrace houses built at the start of the industrial revolution also lie below Birley Fields.

Click here to read this article from the Manchester Evening News