Blog entries in 2021

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.

A lonely marker on the foreshore

17/12/2021   |   Andy Sherman

Scattered across the foreshore between Crosby and Hightown are miles of demolition rubble, often thought to have come entirely from the clearence of bomb damaged buildings in the centre of Liverpool after the bombing raids of the Second World War. This blog explores the full origins of the rubble and looks at one forlorn example in more detail

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RNLI Heroism: The wreck of the Mexico

09/12/2021   |   Andy Sherman

The Mexico was a German sailing vessel heading out of the port of Liverpool in 1886, heading for South America, when she ran into terrible trouble. The RNLI leapt into action, but they would pay a terribly heavy price for their heroism.

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Flamborough Old Lighthouse: Lighting the way since the 1600s

20/11/2021   |   Chris Kolonko

In this blog we’ll be taking a quick look at one of the Humber Discovery Programme’s most unique maritime buildings.

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Robin Hoods Bay; smuggling, ghosts and Listed fish.

13/11/2021   |   Hannah Thompson

Smuggling in the 18th century was a profitable yet extremely risky pastime associated with many coastal villages around Britain. However, is there still evidence of past smugglers' exploits in the landscape today? One place where the answer to this is most definitely ‘yes’ is new Community Archaeologist Hannah's favourite spot on the coast, Robin Hood’s Bay.

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Changing Minds, Changing Coasts

05/11/2021   |   Oliver Hutchinson, Danielle Newman & Lawrence Northall

Can local voices tell stories related to coastal and climate change to create local impact? With funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, CITiZAN has trialed a novel approach to examining these changes by looking at Mersea Island through the unique lens of local memories by combining oral histories, image archives, maps, and archaeological survey data.

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