Rainford's Roots

archaeologist showing recently discovered items to people
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014
Free exhibition, no booking required

This display highlighted some of the finds made by volunteers working with the Merseyside Archaeological Society and Museum of Liverpool Archaeology Department on the Rainford’s Roots project.

The project has revealed much new evidence about the development of the pottery and clay tobacco pipe industries in the village. The finds on show included:

  • a 16th century imitation German stoneware Seigburg jug
  • many misfired 16th century cups thrown away by the potter
  • hundreds of fragments of clay pipe including some bearing decoration and stamps.