Meet Your New FLO

My name is Heather Beeton and I’ve recently taken over from Ben Jones as the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. I’m based at the Museum of Liverpool but my role will take me all over the three counties, identifying and recording archaeological objects discovered by the public.

I’ve had an interest in archaeology since a young age when I would burrow into a man-made hill at my primary school in search of pottery. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to study Archaeology at A-Level and subsequently as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. In September 2018, I completed my master’s from Durham University in Museum and Artefact Studies, with a focus on archaeological objects and researching and identifying fakes and forgeries.

I enjoy working in the field and have spent many summers in the dirt. I have participated in various archaeological projects in the North West of England as well as in Italy. I have also held the post of Finds Processor for the excavations at the Roman fort, Halmyris in Romania since 2018. My passion lies in the Roman period but I find all archaeological objects fascinating and enjoy researching them.

As a local to the north west, being born and raised in Warrington, I look forward to learning more about the archaeology of my home region and engaging with finders across this area of the north west.

Heather at the Archaeology at Halmyris excavation in Romania, holding the underside of a dolium.

Finds Days Are Back On!

Our new Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, Heather Beeton, will begin hosting Finds Days this week. She’ll be at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral on Saturday 12th October 10:30-13:30.

She will be hosting Finds Days at various other local museums across the region including the Museum of Liverpool, Manchester Museum, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, The Grosvenor Museum, Nantwich Museum and Congleton Museum.

Heather will be identifying and recording finds were found in England and Wales and date from Prehistory to the 1700s.

To attend a Finds Day, contact Heather via email or telephone to let her know you’re coming and to confirm the event is still going ahead.
Tel: 0151 478 4259

Check out this poster for the dates and locations for all the Finds Days for the rest of the year.
Stay tuned for the confirmed 2020 dates!

Finds Days for 2019