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 …more

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, …more

Finds Days on hold until we Find a FLO!

Please note there is currently no Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. The role has been advertised and we hope to have a new FLO appointed by October. Finds Days are currently suspended until the next FLO is in post. If you have Treasure to record please contact PAS@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk …more

SPQL: A Glimpse of Life at the Edge of the Roman Empire

The second of two blog posts by University of Leeds PhD student Luke Daly-Groves.  Echoes of the Roman past can be found all over Liverpool. In St. George’s Hall, the grand gates which secure the great hall boast the acronym ‘S.P.Q.L.’. This imitates the ‘famous Roman catchphrase, Senatus PopulusQue Romanus, ‘The Senate and People of …more

Building Britannia: Behind the scenes at the Museum of Liverpool’s new Roman display

This week we have a guest blog by University of Leeds PhD student Luke Daly-Groves who has been putting together a display of Roman finds at the Museum of Liverpool: For five weeks I have been working with a fantastic team of archaeologists at the Museum of Liverpool (MOL). Taking a deceptively broad departure from …more

Placements & Pilgrims

Supported by the Graham and Joanna Barker Trust Lorraine a first year archaeology and geography student from the University of Salford had the opportunity to spend two weeks working with the PAS at the Museum of Liverpool. During the first week Lorraine learned how to be a FLO, photographing, editing and researching finds before recording them on …more

The Winwick Rings

This lovely gold ring, recorded as LANCUM-4DD680, was discovered in the parish of Winwick, Warrington and has been declared Treasure. The ring dates to the 14th century and consists of a gold hoop with an elaborate, decorated bezel which is inset with cobalt-blue glass. Square plates with a decorative flower sit on both shoulders of …more

George’s Story

George Fowles is a young metal detectorist who has been recording with the scheme since 2015. George and his brother Harry have recorded over 32 finds so far and record both at their local metal detecting club and at various museum finds days. As part of the Festival of Archaeology we wanted to find out …more

Migration & Memory – Finds from the Emerald Isle

Between 1887 and 1888 my Great Granny Ellen emigrated with her parents at the age of 4 or 5 from Liverpool to Dublin. One hundred and twenty years later I retraced her steps emigrating from Dublin to Liverpool. Our stories linked through time and place are echoed in the stories of those objects which travelled …more

The Dangers of Olive Oil!

Every month at the Museum of Liverpool a hundred of so finds come in to be recorded on the database. Many of these finds have been recovered from the plough soil in the previous months and are well looked after by their finders. However there are always one or two which arrive ‘treated’ with olive …more