Placements & Pilgrims

Maxine (PAS volunteer) and Lorraine (Barker Trust student placement) taking part in photography training with Past Explorers

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 the PAS database and also took part in some PASt Explorer training events. One of the records Lorraine created was of this lovely Roman coin of Constantine I which was found in Cheshire.

LVPL-721ACB Roman nummus of Constantine I Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Attribution-ShareAlike License.


During the second week Lorraine went on to explore different features of the PAS database by using it to do some research on a topic of her choice, religious souvenirs such as ampulla and pilgrim’s badges.


Ampulla showing a W, indicating it is associated with Walsingham (PAS)

The funding also has allowed Lorraine to create a poster which will be printed and displayed within the University of Salford in order to promote the PAS and how our data can be used in research by those starting out in archaeology as students and throughout their careers.

Poster created by Lorraine for display