Latest Blog entries

We encourage everyone involved in the CITiZAN project to contribute to our blog. Whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects, we want to hear from you! To submit an article please email your regional CITiZAN Community Archaeologist with your text and up to five images.

Ramsgate Harbour & Dunkirk 80th anniversary

03/06/2020   |   Lawrence Northall

Ramsgate Harbour played an important role in Operation Dynamo both as an assembly point for Dunkirk Little Ships & a disembarkation point for 80,000 troops. Two of these vessels are moored there today & many others return for Dunkirk anniversary celebrations.

Read more +

London’s Lightermen at D-DAY invasion of Normandy

03/06/2020   |   Gustav Milne

The role Thames lighters & lightermen played in preparing for, delivering & supporting the Normandy landings.

Read more +

What can we learn from pillboxes?

29/05/2020   |   Chris Kolonko

A look at what we can learn by recording wartime pillboxes. We'll take a look at 'Earwig Villa' on the East Yorkshire coast.

Read more +

Online Teaching for Classrooms and Home Schooling

27/05/2020   |   N/A

Details for teachers, groups and home-schoolers for online courses with Dr Sam Griffiths, across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Read more +

Dunkirk 'Little Ships' & the Thames Barge

26/05/2020   |   Gustav Milne

The Thames sailing barge (TSB) with its readily identifiable sprit-sail rig was a great work horse of Thames-Medway and East coast ports in the pre-war days. It's recorded that sixteen Thames Sailing Barges set out to do their bit in the summer of 1940 as part of Operation Dynamo.

Read more +