We are a small group formed in 1953, with a passion for the archaeology and heritage of Bury and its environs. We undertake both excavation and research projects and new members are welcome to join at any time.
Aims of the Group include:
To create a better understanding of the origin and history of communities in Bury District, to bring a clearer perspective of their position and influence in society as a whole. To convey results of archaeological excavation or local history studies to the general public, by publication and presentation of artefacts. To encourage awareness in community heritage, together with means of its investigation by giving guidance to those wishing to participate.
The Group is a member of the Council for British Archaeology, also the Greater Manchester Archaeology Federation. We co-operate with the appropriate departments of local authority including Bury Museum, where finds from our excavations in Bury are usually kept.
Current activities include excavations at the site of Gristlehurst Hall in Birtle, which take place every Wednesday during the summer.