Saturday 11th March 2017, 3pm: Alan Garner is to introduce a talk by Professor John Prag (Honorary Professor at Manchester Museum) “ The Story of Alderley; Life on the Edge ” at Terra Nova School. Tickets £10…..
‘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 Roamn 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.’
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