Minute Book

Scope and Content

This volume contains Excavation Committee minutes covering the period Feb 8 1939-2 Dec 1964. Further information is contained concerning the excavation of Malendra Castle, includings, plans and reports. There are also letters concerning the recommencement of excavations at the Roman Fort in Manchetser and a letter from The National Trust referring to a shortage of funds needed for the upkeep of the Ribchester ruins. A number of reprints of reports written by James Petch, a Chair of the Committee, are contained within the volume. These are as follows: 'Recent Work at Melandra Castle', 'The Date of Melandra Castle: Evidence of the Pottery', 'The Northern Defences of Roman Manchester', 'The Northern Gateway of Roman Manchester', 'The Foundations of the North Gateway of Roman Manchester', 'Melandra Castle Excavations' and 'Melandra Castle'.