Evaluating Excavating The Reno: John Lloyd

John Lloyd who filmed every minute of excavating the Reno. And as this pic by Karen Rangeley shows became 100% one of us. And my mate.

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Evaluating Excavating The Reno: Persian

Aged 74, Persian played in the celebration marquee from 9-30 Saturday evening till 8-00 Sunday morning. Saturday morning he'd had his last chemotherapy session. Photo by Karen Rangeley. He's looking really well now.

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Evaluating Excavating The Reno: Karen Rangeley

Our very own Rude Gal. Took all our excavation photos for nothing. Including my Che Guevara blue hard hat photo which I send everywhere. Love it. Thank you Karen. And will be with us till the end of the project including Whitworth exhibition and 'musical. Photo taken in the gambling room by Ivan Smith…

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Evaluating Excavating The Reno: Susie Prouse

The most badass florist that ever lived. My oldest friend. She set our standard that first night we went down the Reno. It has totally meant a lot that she is so on board with the project. I'm we'll pleased she's taking part in the Whitworth. And hello to her first grandchild Reno descendant Theodore…

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Evaluating Excavating The Reno: Sarah Cattell

On my tombstone it should read archaeologist Sarah Cattell changed Linda Brogan's life. With her boss Adam Thompson, we spent weeks planning, budgeting, designing the Reno excavation. Sarah has this extra quality: every time Manchester City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, or Art's Council said no…

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Evaluating Excavating the Reno: Alphonso Buller

Our man needs no introduction. Photo by our own Rude Gal. Probably the only hard work he ever did. Laughing. But the 3 week site would definitely not have been the same without him. Pure respect.

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Evaluating Excavating The Reno: Bryan Sitch

Bryan will house our artefacts in Manchester Museum. He is their curator of archaeology. The first official person I approached to excavate the Reno.

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Evaluating Excavating The Reno: Pat Gilbert

Pat's evaluation is more like the original memoirs. She had a brain haemorrhage on Mother’s Day. The Reno memoirs and the excavation helped her piece her memory back together. She is one of our project's super fans.

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First Anniversary of Excavating the Reno

On the 9th of October 2017 we began to excavate the Reno. Photo-slide I used on the 4th of October 2018 to tell our story to 200 representatives of major international museums and art galleries in the Museum of London. I burned the stage down.

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