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Formby FootprintsA footprint on Formby Beach

Formby Footprints

The footprints at Formby provide an intimate glimpse into the past. Scrutiny of them tells us so much about the activities of ancient coastal communities in the northwest of England. The footprints formed while this region was made up of muddy salt-marshes. These salt-marshes flourished on and off across a period extending some ~8000 years.

Posted on: 1 September 2020

Discovery of an ancient hearth at FormbyThe sands of Formby Beach

Discovery of an ancient hearth at Formby

Dr Ardern Hulme-Beaman was recently thrilled to discover an ancient hearth hidden in the sands of Formby Beach alongside millennia-old footprints. Learn about the details of the discovery and view the SketchFab scans of the finds.

Posted on: 21 August 2020

Searching for a lost Medieval Manx Nunnery

Searching for a lost Medieval Manx Nunnery

The Isle of Man maintained only three monastic establishments during the later Middle Ages, one being a Nunnery on the edge of what is now the Island’s largest town, Douglas, where Harold Mytum and Rob Philpott have just completed an excavation on its possible site.

Posted on: 19 December 2019