About us

About Head2Middleton Archaeological Society was formed in 2011 following an archaeological investigation of Middleton’s historic parish church – St. Leonards. Our society is dedicated to researching the archaeological and historical fabric of the town of Middleton.

Grass Roots
Our emphasis is on historical and archaeological investigations through grass-roots community engagement. We encourage active participation in all our research and events.

Middleton’s Rich History
We are self-funded through memberships and we welcome all with an interest in Middleton and it’s rich history and archaeology.

Events 2015Regular Events

The society organises regular events throughout the year.  During the spring and summer we have several archaeological investigations in Middleton.  We also have an interest in recording old graffiti in Middleton Cluster buildings.

We offer a full and varied programme of talks  at the Old Boar’s Head on the last Thursday of the month which compliment our archaeological programme and also provides insights into other fields and themes of archaeology and history.

Our monthly talks programme is held in our adoptive home of the Olde Boar’s Head on Long Street, Middleton.  These talks are usually scheduled for the last Thursday of the month (we do not have one in December) and the talks start at 7.30pm.  These talks are open to all, we ask for a small entrance fee of £3 for non-members.

All of our events are an opportunity for people who share similar interests to us to come along and see if they what we are doing and would like to join in.


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The society has a written constitution and has an elected committee who’s job it is to run the society on a day-to-day basis, the society membership elects the committee each year at our Annual General Meeting. The officers of the society are also elected at this time.

The Committee
The committee as elected to serve November 2017- November 2018 is:

Cliff Ivers – Chairman
Anne Falloon – Secretary
Cliff Ivers – Treasurer

Liz Fairweather
Sharon Foster
Ian Harlow
Robert Huddart


3 Thoughts on “About us

  1. rob walker on 09/09/2017 at 16:33 said:

    I was looking at your article concerning Isaac Walkden. I am not sure he was a son of Robert the vicar because of this will
    1633 Robert Walkden yeoman of Little Wardle, Rochdale
    Sons Robert, Francis and Bonaventure £20 apiece
    Grandsons Robert and John Walkden
    Robert s of Bonaventure W
    Richard s of Nathan Hoyle
    Marie d of late son Isaac
    Oldest son Robert Walkden exec
    Inv £116
    If you look at PR’s associated with this will I think Isaac is this Robert’s son
    If you have any ideas on this let me know

  2. admin on 03/02/2017 at 12:35 said:

    I suggest you contact the Boar’s Head directly Linda

  3. linda habershon on 01/02/2017 at 21:29 said:

    i have provisionally booked the room upstairs at the boars head on february 18th the lady i spoke to was called sue, apparentley i am afraid we will have to cancel due to circumstances.
    I do apologise for any inconvience caused.


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