Welcome to the web pages of the South Trafford Archaeological Group. We are a voluntary group established in 1979 to explore the archaeology, history and landscape of the Trafford, South Manchester, and surrounding areas.
The aims of the Group are:
- To promote the study of archaeology and history within the area of Trafford Borough and its immediate environs
- Provide a base and resource for research and a resource for field projects
- To aid and assist groups with similar interests
Our resources include archives of archaeological finds from a variety of excavation and recording projects, an extensive library, and our own newsletter (Browsings). Much of this material is housed in our Archaeology Centre behind the Old Hall pub at Altrincham golf club on Altrincham Road.
In normal circumstances we have regular evening meetings, field trips, excavations, day schools, courses, and other events. These are not normal times and the group was not be able to undertake any face-to-face meetings between March 2020 and July 2021. However, from August 2021 we are starting, tentatively to arrange meetings, archaeology walks, and to open our Archaeology Centre, on Sundays to Tuesdays. We would also urge STAG members and anyone interested in the archaeology of the south Trafford area and its environs to continue to follow us online as we expand our website resources so please click back regularly.
The continuing COVID-19 health crisis is hitting archaeology groups such as ours very hard. Like many voluntary heritage groups we still have a building to run (our display centre and headquarters), with bills to pay and maintenance to carry out. We need your help to make sure that STAG will still be here once the present difficulties are passed. If you are not already a member please consider joining. You membership will help us to continue to explore Trafford’s rich past. A 2021 membership form can be downloaded from here, which can be used for 2022 memberships:
You can find us on twitter here: @StagArchaeology and we are planning to expand our website and also to develop other forms of social media interaction. Stay tuned.