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.

Blitz defence at Formby

02/03/2020   |   Andy Sherman

By the beginning of the 20th century Liverpool had developed into one of the largest ports in the United Kingdom and as the Second World loomed on the horizon Merseyside was of vital importance to the country. As a result the ports on the Mersey and the surrounding area were heavily bombed. This blog describes one of the defences built in Formby in an effort to protect Bootle Docks.

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D-Day's Secret Harbours

24/02/2020   |   James MacDonell

In November 2019 CITiZAN south-west were joined by archaeology students from the University of Southampton to undertake survey work of D-Day infrastructures at Stokes Bay and Hayling Island. Here, James MacDonell shares his experience of these sites and the amazing stories they hold.

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Hovering on the edge

10/02/2020   |   Lara Band

On until 11 February, at Nice Things, Ramsgate, is an exhibition of photographs taken at the site of Pegwell Bay Hoverport: a collaboration between the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme and members of East Kent Mencap's photography group for people with a learning disability. This blog showcases some of the photos from the exhibition and gives an overview of this 'weird but interesting' site.

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Volunteering in Sutton on Sea with CITiZAN

07/02/2020   |   Leanne & Jordan Havell

Jordan and Leanne Havell describe their volunteering experience with us over the past few years in and around Sutton on Sea.

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The Humber's Deep Past

17/01/2020   |   S Griffiths

How far can we stretch the origins of the River Humber? What did it look like over the years before and after the river was in place? And when and which humans travelled, lived and died within the region in it’s deeper past?

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