In: HS2

News and updates relating to MOLA Headland Infrastructure's archaeological work for the HS2 project

Birmingham button making industry
Bright as a button: archaeologists reveal Birmingham’s links with the humble button
December 11, 2018

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A team of expert archaeologists excavate burials at Park Street in Birmingham (c) HS2 courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Archaeological excavation at Park Street burial ground underway
November 22, 2018

Archaeological excavations at  the site of the 19th century Park Street burial ground in Birmingham are up and running. Part of wider archaeological investigations taking place along the Phase One stretch of the HS2 rail route, the Park Street site is located on what will be the Birmingham Curzon Street…

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Full steam ahead for HS2 archaeology programme
October 26, 2018

Today, HS2 announced their archaeology programme: the largest archaeological project to have ever taken place in the UK. Over 1,000 archaeologists and other specialists are working across 60 sites along the 150 mile route. Exploring over 10,000 years of Britain’s history the project is an unprecedented research opportunity. For full…

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volunteers records gravestones St James's Gardens
Volunteers needed to record 19th century gravestones
April 4, 2018

Join our archaeologists and Heritage experts this May as we record 18th and 19th century gravestones and monuments from St James’s burial ground, Euston, London. Gravestones and memorials hold unique information about people and places. By helping to record the gravestones and memorials you will be adding to the archaeological…

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Glass jar 1884 time capsule and memorial stone (c) HS2 ltd.
Temperance time capsules reveal history of UK’s first ‘sober’ hospital
October 30, 2017

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